By joining the Excelera network, we are helping to advance [complex patient] care by providing specialty and limited availability medications in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) January 27, 2016
ExceleraRx Corp. announced that Ochsner 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.
“Ochsner is proud to serve patients from every state in the nation and over 90 countries throughout world. They trust us with their healthcare because our medical experts are able to care for even the most complex cases,” said Debbie Simonson, Vice President of Pharmacy Services, Ochsner Health System. “By joining the Excelera network, we are helping to advance that care by providing specialty and limited availability medications in a more efficient and cost-effective way. It will also allow us to collaborate and implement best practices to further improve patient outcomes.
“We are pleased to welcome one of the largest independent academic health systems in the United States, and Louisiana’s largest not-for-profit health system, to our specialty pharmacy network,” said Jim Fox, Chief Executive Officer of the Excelera network. "Ochsner Health System is an example of the coordinated care that patients with complex and chronic conditions should expect and that our members can provide.”
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 Ochsner Health System to develop key specialty pharmacy capabilities including training, operations, data aggregation, reporting for drug manufacturers and payers, revenue cycle management and pharmacy business office.
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 a current list of Excelera specialty pharmacy network members, or for more information about becoming a member of the Excelera network, visit excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health System is Louisiana’s largest non-profit, academic, healthcare system. Driven by a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate, coordinated clinical and hospital patient care is provided across the region by Ochsner's 28 owned, managed and affiliated hospitals and more than 60 health centers. Ochsner is the only Louisiana hospital recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a “Best Hospital” across six specialty categories caring for patients from all 50 states and more than 99 countries worldwide each year. Ochsner employs more than 17,000 employees and over 1,000 physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties, and conducts more than 1,000 clinical research studies. Ochsner Health System is proud to be a tobacco-free environment. For more information, please visit ochsner.org and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.