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UPDATE: Hospital Specialty Pharmacies During COVID-19

A Resource for All Hospital Specialty Pharmacists and Administrators: During COVID-19, how are hospital specialty pharmacies caring for patients differently than before? What are the most common challenges facing hospital specialty pharmacy directors when treating patients? In our second 30-minute idea sharing session with hospital specialty pharmacies, Ameet Attamwar from NYU Langone and experts from Shields summarize the most pressing questions and solutions from 35+ health systems. The full video and slides are available by clicking on the links below! Join us for our next information-sharing session by requesting an invitation! Email with any pressing questions or needs for your Hospital Specialty Pharmacy and we'll do our best t find you the answers you need. All hospitals and health systems are invited to ask questions, participate and view regardless of affiliation with Shields.


Some key points from our second information sharing session (4-24-20):


Patient Visits Are Down: while patient visits to clinics are down across the board, other increases emerge

Revenue Remains Steady: revenue appears to be steady or increasing at hospital specialty pharmacies

Tele-health Increases Across Clinics: Temporarily relaxing restrictions is adding a new dimensions to care 

Patients More Conversant About Prescriptions: With more time at home, patients have more time to talk about their prescriptions


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Full Video Link

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Full Audio-Only Link

Download the Transcript


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