Specialty Pharmacy Insights

What is Specialty Pharmacy’s Place on the Healthcare Continuum?

Rebecca Shanahan, Avella’s CEO and president of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy joined other nationally prominent thoughts leaders in healthcare at the 14th Annual MHA Business Summit. Ms. Shanahan offered a perspective on specialty ...

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Text Message Program Helps Patients Manage Medication & Improve Adherence Rates

Medication non-adherence presents a serious challenge not just for pharmacies, but for healthcare organizations across the continuum of care. Adherence rates are tied to both cost and quality of care. Studies show that half of all patients of all ...

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Improve Adherence with Smart Pill Bottles for Patients Taking Certain Oral Oncolytics Medications

According to the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation, in the United States, poor medication adherence alone accounts for $290 billion of the annual $750 billion in wasted healthcare spend. In addition, medication non-adherence with complex ...

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4 Ways Your Practice Can Leverage Mobile Health Technology (mHealth) in 2016

mHealth (mobile health) is becoming increasingly important for patient health. What is mHealth and why is it so important? mHealth is the delivery of healthcare services via mobile communication devices. Technology changes at a rapid pace. According ...

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How to Adhere to Your Medication During the Holidays

Remembering to take your medication during the year is tricky enough. But add in the multiple distractions of the holidays, with more places to go, more people to see, and more tasks to accomplish, and you've got a prescription for a challenge to ...

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4 Ways Technology is Advancing Medical Research in the Healthcare Industry

Medical researchers are making life-changing discoveries every day and new technology is constantly being developed to help advance their medical studies.  As you can see from our previous blog, technology is becoming increasingly important in the ...

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The Importance of Enhancing Technology to Improve Medication Adherence

Have you ever stopped taking your medication before your treatment was complete, or have you ever just forgotten to take your medication? While it's probably not intentional, 20 to 30 percent of prescriptions written are never filled by patients. ...

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Case Study: Significantly Improve Medication Non-Adherence with Behavioral Adherence Contracts

Medication non-adherence is a serious, widespread issue that impacts clinical outcomes and contributes to rising healthcare costs.  In fact, 20-30% of prescriptions written are never filled by patients and around half of all medications for chronic ...

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What is the Impact of Mobile Technology on Medication Adherence?

As we have mentioned in our previous articles, healthcare is rapidly adopting new technologies to integrate data analytics for providers, streamline processes within medical practices, and help patients better manage their health.  With new digital ...

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How is Specialty Pharmacy Using Technology to Increase Adherence?

Healthcare is rapidly adopting new technologies that can help patients better manage their health, improve their adherence and make more informed choices about their care. Specialty pharmacies play a critical role in these efforts. Avella, in ...

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