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Bonding Over Shared Backgrounds

From a Clinical Pharmacist – I called a patient for her first cycle of an eight-week course treatment for her Hep C. She had several complaints around side effects, including…

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Happy Patient, Happy Life

This week’s “Care Corner” story was provided to us by our Director of Support Operations, Angela Killay. As Director of Support Operations, Angela leads our Patient support team in providing…

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One Point of Contact

From a Patient Outreach Coordinator -After calling on a patient with no response for a couple of months, he finally answered the phone after receiving my voicemail. During our call,…

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On The Patient’s Side, Always

At Shields, we have many different teams and employees that focus on providing support to our patients and potential patients. One of those is our Patient Outreach Coordinators, whose role…

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Support Beyond The Pharmacy

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison– The other day I received a call from one of my breast cancer patients to thank me for connecting her to the Resource Navigator, and…

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A Little Kindness, A Long Way for a Patient

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison – I spoke with a new patient immediately after an appointment last month. She was frustrated and needed help to manage multiple medications between several…

Shields Health Solutions, UCHealth Partner to Give Patients With Complex Chronic Illnesses Access to More Affordable Medications and New Pharmacy Services With No Added Costs 204 115 Shields Health Solutions

Shields Health Solutions, UCHealth Partner to Give Patients With Complex Chronic Illnesses Access to More Affordable Medications and New Pharmacy Services With No Added Costs

AURORA, Colo. & STOUGHTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–UCHealth patients with complex, chronic conditions now have access to specialized pharmacy services to help lower costs, expand treatment options, enhance medication management and improve…

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Impacting Patient Therapy

From a Shields Clinical Pharmacist – Before calling patients, we spend a good amount of time reviewing their charts, labs and medications to ensure we have a good understanding of…

JAMA Network Open Reports Specialty Pharmacy Partnership Between Shields Health Solutions and UMass Memorial Medical Center Yields Significant Reduction in Total Cost of Care for Patients Filling Prescriptions at Hospital Pharmacy 843 317 Shields Health Solutions

JAMA Network Open Reports Specialty Pharmacy Partnership Between Shields Health Solutions and UMass Memorial Medical Center Yields Significant Reduction in Total Cost of Care for Patients Filling Prescriptions at Hospital Pharmacy

An article published n the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, a three-year study (2016-2018) revealed that patients living with chronic illnesses such as cancer, transplants, rheumatoid arthritis, and other diseases were associated with significantly lower total medical expenditure when filling their prescriptions at the hospitalā€™s own specialty pharmacy, rather than using an outside specialty pharmacy.
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Living In A Virtual Reality

Happy American Pharmacist month! In honor of the fantastic Clinical Pharmacists at Shields, we will be using our Care Corner Blog this month to share stories from our Clinical Pharmacists.…