Technology Solutions Drive Connectivity and Coordination in Healthcare

Author: Adam Winstead, Vice President of IT Artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms depend on massive amounts of data to deliver accurate, reliable information. There is tremendous potential for artificial intelligence and machine learning technology in the specialty pharmacy industry. According to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report, nearly 40% of companies are aggressively implementing…

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Mailing Specialty Medications Efficiently and Accurately with Amber Pharmacy

Author: Michael Markowski, Lead Shipping Specialist One of the unique things about specialty pharmacy is that the medications are usually shipped directly to each patient’s front door. This requires a team of experienced, detail-oriented shipping specialists. At Amber Pharmacy, we know that behind every shipment is a patient. Our shipping specialists impact the outcome for…

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Managing Rare Diseases with Your Specialty Pharmacy Partner

Author: Lori Wells, Clinical Pharmacist By definition, in the United States, a rare disease is one that affects fewer than 200,000 people. Managing and finding the best medication therapy for a condition that affects so few people is challenging. To manage an uncommon condition, it takes a team of uncommonly knowledgeable and compassionate specialty pharmacy…

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9 Tips that Make It Easier to Take Your Medicine

Author: Kathleen Bryant, Clinical Pharmacist Sometimes a spoonful of sugar doesn’t help the medicine go down. It can be hard to swallow pills and remember to take them every day. Knowing how to take your medication, when to take it and what to do if you skip a dose can be a challenge. The challenge…

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Coping Strategies for Stress

Author: Todd Pernicek, HR Manager Stress is something everyone experiences in daily life. People in the workplace can be expected to experience some sort of stressor at least once daily. When most people think about stress or experience it, they automatically view it as a negative. How Much Stress is Normal? Stress can be a…

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Why Do I Have To Inject My Medicine? Understanding Route of Administration

Author: Jennifer Klutka, Clinical Pharmacist   If you’re prescribed a self-injected medication, it can be intimidating and scary at first. Many people wonder why they have to inject their medication instead of taking it in a pill form. The way medicine gets into your body matters. The term “route of administration” describes how you take…

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Amber Pharmacy Announces Strategic Leadership Changes

Amber Pharmacy, a subsidiary of Hy-Vee, Inc. announced that Aaron Wiese has been named president of Amber Pharmacy and Hy-Vee Pharmacy Solutions. Mike Agostino, president of Amber Pharmacy since 2017, has been named senior vice president of pharmacy business development at Hy-Vee’s corporate office. “As the health care landscape continues to evolve, we need someone…

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