Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) December 09, 2013
Excelera Corp., a national specialty pharmacy network, announced that three leading health systems—Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Fairview Health Services, and Intermountain Healthcare—have committed resources, expertise and investment capital to support its model of integrated care for patients who require specialty drugs.
Excelera Corp., a network of specialty pharmacies based at health systems and academic medical centers, was formed in 2012 to enable member organizations to gain access to limited-distribution drugs and provide continuity of care for patients with complex conditions who require specialty drugs.
“This partnership is designed to help us develop a national specialty drug network that is focused on better outcomes for our patients who so desperately need these medications,” said Kevin Lofton, president and chief executive officer of Englewood, Colo.-based CHI, one of the nation’s largest health systems. “The Excelera network gives our doctors access to a comprehensive, integrated network, including limited-distribution drugs, which enables them to manage the full spectrum of patient care.”
Specialty pharmaceuticals are expensive drugs that may require special handing and administration and are often used to treat the most ill and clinically complex patients.
“Excelera supports exceptional treatment for chronic and acute illnesses by improving access to specialty pharmacy services,” said Dan Fromm, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Fairview Health Services. “By establishing best practice care protocols and by managing specialty pharmaceuticals at the point of care, we believe we can improve patient adherence, more effectively manage the continuum of care and positively impact clinical outcomes and the experience of our patients and
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