Excelera® Specialty Pharmacy Network Welcomes Oregon Health & Science University

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ExceleraRx Corp. announced that Oregon Health & Science University has joined the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network.

Being part of a national specialty pharmacy network enables us to aggregate our efforts with many other health systems and medical centers, ensuring consistent access to specialty drug distribution channels.

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.

“Being part of a national specialty pharmacy network enables us to aggregate our efforts with many other health systems and medical centers, ensuring consistent access to specialty drug distribution channels,” said Joe E Ness, R.Ph., M.H.A., Vice President for Professional and Support Services at OHSU. “We are ready to fine-tune our specialty and infusion services to support the care of our patients from a regional and national market.”

“Assisting a large, trusted and high quality community resource refine their ambulatory pharmacy strategy is where Excelera can provide the most value,” said Jim Fox, Chief Executive Officer of the Excelera network. “The addition of OHSU reinforces our commitment to continued growth of our specialty network, and creates further value for leading drug manufacturers who are working with us.”

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 work with OHSU to develop key specialty pharmacy and home infusion capabilities including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, revenue cycle management and pharmacy business office.

For a current list of Excelera specialty pharmacy network members, or for more information about becoming a member of the Excelera network, visit http://excelerarx.com/AboutUs/CurrentMembers.aspx

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 excelerarx.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

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