Shields "Care Corner" Blog

Putting Patients In charge Of Their Care

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - While reviewing a patient’s new outpatient oral chemotherapy regimen, I noticed she seemed relieved to have our additional assistance here in the hospital's specialty pharmacy. When I reached further into her[...]

Managing Mental Health

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacist - I called one of our oncology patients for a regularly scheduled follow-up when she shared she had been struggling with her emotions and anxiety, and had difficulty getting an appointment with[...]

A Patients Fertility Coverage Journey

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - My patient's journey through infertility treatments started months ago. When it came time for her second round of medications she discovered her insurance plan had changed, leaving her without coverage for[...]

Making Medications More Affordable

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - A patient who receives her medication through the hospital specialty pharmacy and also gets a monthly infusion as part of her therapy called concerned about the bills she was getting from the hospital. It[...]

Helping To Remove Barriers To Care

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - This week I received a phone call from one of our Pedi-Endo patients' mothers, whose daughter is on injection therapy. While our hospital partner's specialty pharmacy is generally limited to helping patients[...]

UPDATE 4: Hospital Specialty Pharmacies During COVID-19

A Resource for All Hospital Specialty Pharmacists and Administrators: It's been four months since the lock-down began and care for patients with chronic illnesses is still evolving. In our fourth 30-minute information sharing session with[...]

UPDATE 3: Hospital Specialty Pharmacies During COVID-19

A Resource for All Hospital Specialty Pharmacists and Administrators: It's been three months and we all still sharing ideas regarding how hospital specialty pharmacies can for patients differently than before? What are the most common challenges[...]

Getting Medications to a Patient During COVID-19

 

From a Specialty Pharmacy Liaison - For the past two weeks I have been assisting the hospital pharmacy with medication deliveries during COVID-19. Every morning I begin work at 7:30 am to prepare for the day before going to the pharmacy. Early[...]

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[...]

Hospital Specialty Pharmacies During COVID-19

A Resource for 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[...]

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