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Why Hospital's of All Sizes Can Benefit from Specialty Pharmacy

There has been a significant jump in hospital-owned specialty pharmacies in the last two years, however, the majority of this has occurred at larger hospitals. According to a recent ASHP Survey, less than half of small- to medium-sized hospitals operated a specialty pharmacy in 2018, comparedfalse

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Jefferson Healthcare Enters The Pharmacy Market

Q Consulting Services has been working with Jefferson Healthcare, a Critical Access Hospital in Port Townsend, WA on the retail and specialty pharmacy opportunity for their hospital and community. 
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Hospitals' DIY approach to Employee Pharmacy

There are many examples of health systems that have taken a DIY approach to pharmacy, particularly when it comes to employee pharmacy. Some have simply put an outpatient pharmacy on site; while others have taken a much more comprehensive approach and self-manage all aspects of their pharmacyfalse

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Why Hospitals – Big and Small – Need an Outpatient Pharmacy

Hospital-owned outpatient pharmacies are often unappreciated and shied away from due to the bad experiences of hospital executives from decades ago. However, In today’s value-based care era, specialty drug market strength and high cost environments, it’s probably time to take another look. Infalse

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The Importance of Employees for a Healthy Hospital Gift Shop

Unlike a trip to a local shopping mall,  few people look forward to going to a hospital (yet my husband might disagree and suggest that neither is an appealing visit). With the exception visiting a newborn baby, or working on campus, most hospital visitors don't associate these visits withfalse

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Outpatient Surgery is a Consumer Demand (and lowers costs)

Ambulatory Surgery Centers are an old story by now, but they continue to grow in both services, volume and facility numbers, and looking back, you could point Outpatient Facility growth as one of the first indicators that consumers were demanding more from their healthcare.

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Why Hospital Specialty Pharmacy's Should Have Access To Limited Distribution Medications

Health Systems Can Shine when it comes to Specialty Pharmacy

Health systems are beginning to play a significantly increasing role in collaborating with drug manufacturers on clinical trials to demonstrate drug safety and clinical efficacy of complex, high-cost specialty medications. However,false

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How Hospitals are Partnering with Pharma To Improve Outcomes?

Hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers have traditionally looked at themselves as transactional partners, but that relationship is changing dramatically.

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Six Steps To Opening an Outpatient Pharmacy

Outpatient pharmacy services can reduce one of the leading causes of hospital readmission: patient failure to fill their prescriptions!

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Amazon, Apple & Google Are Recruiting their Way into Healthcare

As Tech Companies look to enter the healthcare space, they are tapping into the knowledge base of some of the country's most powerful hospital executives. Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google are all chasing the new healthcare market - that which is being driven by consumerism. 

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