Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network Welcomes Yale-New Haven Health System

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Yale-New Haven Health System joins the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network

The service will provide enhanced care and improved access to key medicines for our patients.

ExceleraRx Corp. announced that Yale New Haven Health System has joined the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network.

The Excelera network consists of point-of-care specialty pharmacies owned by health systems and academic medical centers. The network provides members nationally scaled infrastructure and support to help them develop best practices and gain access to limited-distribution drugs and biologics and restrictive payer agreements so members can provide continuity of care for their patients with complex and chronic conditions requiring specialty drugs and biologics. The network also serves as a national platform for collaboration to optimize outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health.

"We are delighted to join the Excelera network to provide specialty pharmacy services to our patients with complex care needs on an outpatient basis,” said Lorraine Lee, Executive Director of Pharmacy Services, Yale New Haven Health System. “The service will provide enhanced care and improved access to key medicines for our patients."

“We are very excited that Yale New Haven Health has joined the Excelera network,” said Jim Fox, Chief Executive Officer of the Excelera network. “This is an important member in our expanding network. Excelera is excited to provide this renowned healthcare organization with tools to assist it in continuing to provide outstanding care to its patients.”

Specialty pharmaceuticals are expensive drugs that require special handing and administration and are often used to treat the most ill and clinically complex patients. The Excelera organization will partner with Yale New Haven Health to develop key specialty pharmacy capabilities including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, revenue cycle management and pharmacy business office.

In addition to Yale New Haven Health, the Excelera organization includes Henry Ford Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Fairview Health Services (which includes the University of Minnesota Medical Center), Intermountain Healthcare, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Avera Health, Banner Health and Regional Health.

About Yale New Haven Health System
Yale New Haven Health System, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Connecticut, is recognized for advanced clinical care, quality, service, cost effectiveness and commitment to improving the health status of the communities it serves. YNHHS includes three hospitals – Bridgeport, Greenwich and Yale-New Haven hospitals, several specialty networks and Northeast Medical Group, a non-profit medical foundation with several hundred community-based and hospital-employed physicians. http://www.ynhhs.org

About Excelera
ExceleraRx Corp. supports the Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network, a national network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, enabling member organizations to gain access to limited distribution drugs and restricted payer agreements. The Excelera network provides national-scale efficiency and collaboration to improve quality and value of outpatient specialty drug therapy for population health outcomes. Excelera’s mission is to “provide tools, technology and best practices around high-performing specialty pharmacy capabilities to network members so that they can provide integrated, coordinated care to complex patients at the point of care leading to improved health outcomes and decreased healthcare costs.” For more information about Excelera, visit http://www.excelerarx.com.

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