Articles Matching "Pharmacy"

George Hartpence

George Hartpence, pharmacist and director on the Provista Pharmacy Operations team, offers more than 25 years of pharmacy expertise.

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Forecast Predicts 4.92% Increase in Pharmaceutical Prices for 2019

The annual Drug Price Forecast from Vizient®, Provista’s contracting partner, points to an increase in spend for pharmaceuticals between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019. The forecast predicts pricing for next year and explains the critical issues poised to affect the cost and use of pharmaceuticals.

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Making Good on the Promise of Biosimilars

Biosimilars are a newer class of drug that hold the potential to alter the healthcare landscape by offering lower prices than originator branded biologics. A biosimilar medicine is a biological medicine that’s almost an identical copy to a licensed biological medicine already in use. It’s been shown to not have any clinically meaningful differences from the original biological medicine in terms of quality, safety and efficacy. So why aren’t more available?

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2018-2019 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine

This white paper reviews the background, efficacy, and safety of the 2018-2019 seasonal influenza vaccine formulations.

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The Opioid Crisis Balancing Act

The opioid crisis, now a public health emergency, is challenging non-acute providers to improve opioid stewardship and prescribing practices. At the same time, they must manage the dispensation of opioid alternatives such as high-cost analgesics, whose comparative effectiveness isn’t well understood. This forces providers into a balancing act.

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Winning Strategies for Home Infusion Therapy Providers

The home infusion therapy market is growing rapidly and being influenced by new trends. At the same time, reimbursement and new therapies are creating challenges. To overcome obstacles, home infusion therapy providers must follow a proactive strategy that enables them to meet their profit margins while serving their patients’ needs.

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Infusion Solutions’ Rapid Growth Requires a Supply Chain Partner That Can Keep Up

Blake Gillum, the executive director for Infusion Solutions, has seen his company’s revenues and customer base double over the last five years. He needs a supply chain partner that can keep pace with his company’s rapid growth and new business offering of enteral feedings. In this case study, he explains how Provista offers the most aggressive contracts for the home infusion market, including Novaplus® private label injectables that deliver deep savings.

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The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 Spells Good News for Home Infusion Providers

The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 which takes effect Jan. 1, 2019, will change how home infusion therapy providers are reimbursed by Medicare for supplies, drugs, and services associated with providing Part B home infusion drugs. This mitigates the effects of the 21st Century Cures Act by aligning reimbursement with the services home infusion pharmacies are currently providing.

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Ordering, Storing and Managing Vaccines Across the Cold Chain

The proper storage and handling of vaccines across the cold chain is essential to prevent spoilage and to keep patients protected from illnesses. Advice from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a pharmacist and director of Pharmacy Operations for Provista helps facilities safely manage their vaccines.

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Better Manage IV Solution Shortages

Best-practices to help you manage I.V. drugs and solutions. These suggestions are available to help you gain insight on how the industry is managing I.V. drugs and solutions challenges.

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