Shields will support San Diego-based care group, increase access to specialty medications and expand insurance coverage
Stoughton, MA and San Diego, January 30, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Shields Health Solutions (Shields), the nation’s premier specialty pharmacy accelerator, today announced a partnership with Sharp HealthCare (Sharp), a San Diego-based nonprofit regional healthcare group, to expand specialty pharmacy programs for patients with complex chronic conditions. of patients with specialty pharmacy services designed to reduce costs, expand treatment options, enhance medication management and improve overall health.
The partnership between Sharp and Shields will provide support services for the unique needs of patients, initially focusing on four key disease states: hematology, oncology, rheumatology and cardiology. Patients who fill their prescriptions at Sharp’s Specialty Pharmacy Services will receive personalized, patient-centered care that includes side effect management, increased compliance, regular follow-up visits, access to financial assistance and free medication delivery.
“Our new partnership with Sharp HealthCare reaffirms the health system’s unwavering commitment to delivering quality patient care,” said CEO Stephen West. “As a partner of Shields, Sharp will ensure access to 90% of limited-dispensed medicines are needed by complex patients to improve their treatment management and care coordination. Our combined efforts will also open restricted payment networks and improve access to affordable care for SHARP patients. ”
Sharp HealthCare is the most comprehensive health care delivery system in San Diego County, serving a broad range of patient populations across the system, including four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups and a full range of facilities and services. The health system consists of 2,700 affiliated physicians and 19,000 employees.
“Our partnership with Shields specifically supports Sharp Specialty Pharmacy’s goal to enhance and grow this important pharmacy service for Sharp HealthCare patients,” said Suzanne Shea, vice president of system pharmacy and clinical nutrition at Sharp HealthCare. “This focused support Empowering our pharmacy teams to expand care for SHARP patients and deliver our high-quality services throughout patients’ healthcare continuum.”
About Shields Health Solutions
Shields Health Solutions (Shields) is the nation’s premier specialty pharmacy accelerator. The Shields Performance Platform is an integrated suite of solutions, services and technologies designed to improve payer and drug access for specialty pharmacies, improve health outcomes for complex patients and drive growth across the health system. As the health system specialty pharmaceutical industry’s foremost expert, Shields has a proven track record of success, including securing support from more than 90% of the nation’s limited distribution drugs (LDD) and a majority of (health insurance) payers; clinical models proven to bring total The cost of care is reduced by 13%. Through nationwide collaboration and partnerships with more than 80 health systems across the country, Shields has a vested interest in delivering measurable clinical and financial outcomes for health systems. For more information, visit our blog and follow us on social media, @ShieldsRX, LinkedIn, Facebook and YouTube. Shields Health Solutions is a wholly owned subsidiary of Walgreens Boots Alliance and has more than 2,000 employees nationwide.
About Sharp Healthcare
Sharp HealthCare is San Diego’s largest and most comprehensive health care delivery system, recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac, cancer, multi-organ transplant, orthopedics, rehabilitation, behavioral health, women’s health, home health and hospice services. Sharp HealthCare is widely recognized for its commitment to transforming the healthcare experience for patients, physicians and employees through an organization-wide performance improvement program called the Sharp Experience. The Sharp Health System includes four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, three affiliated medical groups, one health plan and numerous outpatient facilities and programs, including the Sharp Prebys Center for Innovation and Education. To learn more about SHARP, visit SHARP Health News.
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