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  • With Mobile App, Improved Prescription Adherence Eyed

    With Mobile App, Improved Prescription Adherence Eyed

    June 24, 2015 |
    Can a mobile application boost medication adherence? Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., expects that it can, and has begun marketing a “gamified” medication adherence app to its managed-care, employer group and health-system clients.

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    Specialty Pharmacy Makes Inroads in Urology Practice

    June 10, 2015 |
    The use of specialty pharmacy in oncology practice has grown, becoming a mainstay for many practices. Historically, that has not been the case for urology practices, but that trend is changing as more urologists see the potential of managing their prostate cancer patients with oral oncolytics, rather than referring them immediately to medical oncologists. There are many processes for a urology practice to consider when partnering with a specialty pharmacy, including time and capital investments. Challenges include prior authorization, storage of medications, adherence, and benefits investigations.

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  • Improving Medication Adherence in HIV Patients: New Mobile App Shows Promising Results in Retrospective Analysis

    Improving Medication Adherence in HIV Patients: New Mobile App Shows Promising Results in Retrospective Analysis

    May 26, 2015 |
    Given that one in three patients don’t fill prescriptions as directed, medication adherence is a problem across all patient populations. Lack of adherence can be caused by a variety of factors, including physical/mental, social, perceptual and logistical barriers. Among these barriers, forgetfulness is a major challenge…and yet largely preventable.

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  • Specialty Drugs Demand Specialized Skills

    Specialty Drugs Demand Specialized Skills

    May 20, 2015 |
    The health care industry is undergoing a dramatic shift, and this has affected the type of pharmacy training, specialized skills, and knowledge that are in demand by employers. Health care reform did much more than just extend health coverage to the uninsured; it introduced new concepts like accountable care, in which health care teams, that include pharmacists, work together to improve quality and better manage costs.

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  • Why Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) are great news for your practice.

    Why Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs) are great news for your practice.

    May 12, 2015 |
    New processes and requirements around clean room facilities benefit patients in terms of safety and quality.

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  • Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

    Mobile Health Technology Cuts Hospital Readmission Rates

    April 17, 2015 |
    One issue that healthcare providers have seen in the clinical space that’s caused worse health outcomes is the lack of medication adherence among patients. While electronic prescribing may lead to fewer medical errors among pharmacies and medical facilities, it is of little avail if patients aren’t taking their prescribed medication. However, mobile health technology may be able to solve this vital issue.

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  • The FDA’s Outsourcing Facility Designation: What It Means and Why It Matters

    The FDA’s Outsourcing Facility Designation: What It Means and Why It Matters

    April 17, 2015 |
    A pharmacy that seeks to register as an outsourcing facility will likely need to make investments in infrastructure and training in order to comply with the Drug Quality and Security Act.

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  • Avella Approved for .Pharmacy Designation

    Avella Approved for .Pharmacy Designation

    April 01, 2015 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy announced on March 26 that it had been approved by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to register a .pharmacy domain name for its website.

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  • Avella, Sentry To Partner on 340B Distribution

    Avella, Sentry To Partner on 340B Distribution

    March 17, 2015 |
    Avella Specialty Pharmacy has announced a partnership with Sentry Data Systems to help hospitals and health systems manage their participation in the federal 340B drug discount program.

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  • Avella Inks Deal with Sentry Data Systems on 340B Drug Discount Program Efforts

    Avella Inks Deal with Sentry Data Systems on 340B Drug Discount Program Efforts

    March 05, 2015 |
    Avella is partnering with technology provider Sentry Data Systems on 340B drug discount program efforts. The pharmacy announced the new partnership with Sentry Data Systems, a leading provider of technology systems that help hospitals and clinics reduce costs, manage compliance and produce better outcomes. The partnership will allow both companies to leverage their strengths to better serve covered entities participating in the 340B drug discount program.

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