Our partnership with Excelera provides us with even more cutting edge medications, ...and enhances our capabilities in areas such as data analysis, reporting and benchmarking.
MINNEAPOLIS (PRWEB) April 24, 2018
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 warmly welcome St. John Providence into the Excelera national specialty pharmacy network,” said Carl Geberbauer, R.Ph., vice president of business development of ExceleraRx Corp. “We look forward to working together to gain access to specialty medications for the patients they serve in the greater Michigan market and to support their commitment to continued growth and performance of their specialty pharmacy. St. John Providence is an excellent example of the coordinated care that patients with complex and chronic conditions should expect and that our members can provide.”
"St. John Specialty Pharmacy was created to provide life changing medications to individuals with complex and chronic disease states. Our patient population often experience an improved quality of life when they take these advanced medications. Our partnership with Excelera provides us with even more cutting edge medications,” said Jean Meyer, chief operating officer, Ascension Michigan. "Excelera also enhances our capabilities in areas such as data analysis, reporting and bench marking - all important tools in providing better outcomes through our Specialty Pharmacy services.”
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 the 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 national specialty pharmacy network, visit excelerarx.com or follow us on LinkedIn.
About Ascension Michigan
In Michigan, Ascension operates 15 hospitals and hundreds of related healthcare facilities that together employ more than 26,000 associates. Across the state, Ascension provided almost $230 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in FY2017. Serving Michigan for over 140 years, Ascension (http://www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2017, Ascension provided more than $1.8 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes approximately 150,000 associates and 36,000 aligned providers. Ascension’s Healthcare Division operates 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 22 states and the District of Columbia, while its Solutions Division provides a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.