ZEAL CREDENTIALED IN RECORD TIME

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PITTSBURGH, Dec. 29, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Since opening their doors in March of 2023, Zeal Specialty Pharmacy has obtained licensure in all 50 states, Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation from URAC and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), and a Rare Disease & Orphan Drug Designation from ACHC – a feat never accomplished in such a short period of time. By achieving this milestones, Zeal Specialty Pharmacy joins a select group of nationwide specialty pharmacies in their ability to care for patients anytime, anywhere.

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zeal leverages cutting-edge technologies to optimize the patient experience – integrating messaging, smart devices, and predictive data into the day-to-day experience. By customizing each specific conversation to the needs of the patient at their point in their specialty journey, we can both build relationships with our patients, and capture meaningful, actionable information along the way.

“We know what specialty should be, and what is hasn’t been for a long time,” stated Jonathan Ogurchak, CEO and Co-Founder of Zeal Specialty Pharmacy. “When patients are able to have a higher degree of control over their latest online purchase, and not a life-saving medication, that’s a huge problem. Fortunately, that’s a problem that Zeal was built to fix.”

Zeal’s unique approach, based on decades of healthcare experience, along with a high degree of specialty pharmacy expertise, leverages innovation to augment the experience of our partners. Leveraging the OnQueue patient management platform, our teams are able to create highly customized patient experiences that constantly improve based on what we learn about the medications we dispense, the conditions we manage, and, most importantly, our patient experiences with their disease state. Our ability to tailor questions asked, methods of follow-up, and means of communication ensure that each patient obtains the best possible outcomes from their care, while providing valuable information to prescribers and partners about medication utilization overall (including real-time data feeds and reporting, validated clinical questionnaires, and integrated smart device utilization).

“When you open a company with goals in mind, then proceed to quickly outpace every one of them, it’s an exciting place to be,” exclaimed Brenden Harper, CFO and Co-Founder of Zeal Specialty Pharmacy. “The first 250 days of our business have been incredibly promising, and we’re only just beginning.”

Zeal enters 2024 with a growth mentality: targeting patient populations in need of an improved experience with their specialty medication journey. With our first limited-distribution drug already being dispensed, the opportunities to expand into other areas of need are endless, and our ability to rapidly customize experiences for our partners, particularly with pharmaceutical manufacturers and third-party payors, ensures that medications are being used properly, outcomes are being measured appropriately, and the patient experience is superior overall.

About Zeal

Zeal Specialty Pharmacy is a nationally licensed specialty pharmacy, offering the latest technological solutions and clinical services to all patients, particularly those diagnosed with rare and orphan conditions. Third-party accredited for Specialty Pharmacy with Rare Disease and Orphan Drug distinctions, Zeal helps to drive our team towards our great purpose – to optimize the patient experience. For more information, please visit www.zealsp.com or email info@zealsp.com.

ZEAL EARNS URAC ACCREDITATION IN SPECIALTY PHARMACY

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The designation demonstrates a meaningful commitment to quality health care.

PITTSBURGH, PA – Zeal Specialty Pharmacy is proud to announce that it has earned URAC accreditation for Specialty Pharmacy, effective January 1, 2024. URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality by setting high standards for clinical practice, consumer protections, performance measurement, operations infrastructure, and risk management. By achieving this status, Zeal Specialty Pharmacy has demonstrated its commitment to quality care, enhanced processes, patient safety and improved outcomes.

Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Zeal leverages cutting-edge technologies to optimize the patient experience – integrating messaging, smart devices, and predictive data into the day-to-day experience. By customizing each specific conversation to the needs of the patient at their point in their specialty journey, we can both build relationships with our patients, and capture meaningful, actionable information along the way.

“Our goal from the beginning was to ensure that quality was at the heart of our operations, and not just an after-thought,” stated Brenden Harper, CFO & Co-Founder of Zeal Specialty Pharmacy. “This latest validation from URAC within our first few months of operation illustrates our dedication to providing the best possible experience for our providers, partners, and patients.”
“Now more than ever, specialty pharmacies are an essential part of the patient care team and patient experience. URAC congratulates Zeal on their achievement of Specialty Pharmacy Accreditation. This achievement demonstrates excellence in pharmacy operations, product handling, patient education and patient management. When an organization achieves URAC accreditation, they demonstrate their commitment to improving their quality of care, which is important to patients, providers, and payers,” said URAC’s President and CEO Shawn Griffin, MD.

About Zeal

Zeal Specialty Pharmacy is a nationally licensed specialty pharmacy, offering the latest technological solutions and clinical services to all patients, particularly those diagnosed with rare and orphan conditions. Third-party accredited for Specialty Pharmacy with Rare Disease and Orphan Drug distinctions, Zeal helps to drive our team towards our great purpose – to optimize the patient experience.

About URAC

Founded in 1990 as a non-profit organization, URAC is the independent leader in promoting health care quality and patient safety through renowned accreditation programs. URAC develops its evidence-based standards in collaboration with a wide array of stakeholders and industry experts. The company’s portfolio of accreditation and certification programs span the health care industry, addressing health care management and operations, pharmacies, telehealth, health plans, medical practices and more. URAC accreditation is a symbol of excellence for organizations to showcase their validated commitment to quality and accountability.

ZEAL ACHIEVES 50 STATE LICENSURE, ENHANCING NATIONWIDE PATIENT CARE

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Pittsburgh, PA – Zeal Specialty Pharmacy, a leading provider of specialty pharmaceutical services, is proud to announce a significant milestone in its commitment to patient care: attainment of licensure in all 50 states. This achievement marks a pivotal moment for the specialty pharmacy, solidifying its ability to serve patients nationwide.

Obtaining all 50 states with unprecedented speed (only taking 8 months total), Zeal’s commitment to ensure individuals with complex healthcare needs can access care, innovative health technology, and expert clinical support no matter where they travel or reside.

“With licensure in all 50 states, Zeal is now best positioned to fulfill our great purpose of optimizing the patient experience with their medications. This accomplishment reflects our dedication to advancing healthcare outcomes and improving the lives of those we serve,” said Brenden Harper, CFO at Zeal Specialty Pharmacy.

Zeal Specialty Pharmacy’s nationwide licensure also allows for:

Expanded Access: Patients across the country can now benefit from Zeal’s comprehensive range of specialty medications and therapeutic solutions. It also affords opportunities for pharmaceutical manufacturers to partner with Zeal to expand high-touch programs and services associated with their medications.
Expert Clinical Support: With a team of seasoned specialty pharmacy professionals, Zeal ensures that patients receive the highest level of clinical support and guidance tailored to their unique needs.
First-in-Class Technology Offerings: Patients, providers, and pharmaceutical manufacturers can benefit from integrated communication, automation, and intelligence to ensure customized, outcomes-driven care using technologies you touch every day.

As Zeal Specialty Pharmacy continues to grow and expand its footprint not just geographically but therapeutically, we remain committed to delivering unparalleled service, personalized care, and innovative solutions to support patients on their healthcare journey.

About Zeal

Zeal Specialty Pharmacy is a nationally licensed specialty pharmacy, offering the latest technological solutions and clinical services to all patients, particularly those diagnosed with rare and orphan conditions. Third-party accredited for Specialty Pharmacy with Rare Disease and Orphan Drug distinctions, Zeal helps to drive our team towards our great purpose – to optimize the patient experience.

For more information, please email info@zealsp.com or visit www.zealsp.com.

ZEAL SPECIALTY PHARMACY ACHIEVES ACCREDITATION WITH DISTINCTION FROM ACHC

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Pittsburgh, PA:, Zeal Specialty Pharmacy proudly announces it has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the services of Specialty Pharmacy, along with a distinction in management of Rare Diseases and Orphan Drugs.

Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

ACHC is a nonprofit organization that has stood as a symbol of quality and excellence since 1986. ACHC is ISO 9001:2015 certified and has CMS deeming authority for Home Health, Hospice and DMEPOS.

“I’m so incredibly proud of our team for achieving this milestone so quickly in our existence as a company – with absolutely no deficiencies,” stated Jonathan Ogurchak, PharmD, CSP, CEO of Zeal Specialty Pharmacy. “This external validation of our technology systems, operations, and processes is a testament to our understanding of the specialty and rare disease patient and meeting their needs.”

Zeal is a nationally focused specialty pharmacy, offering the latest technological solutions and clinical services to all patients, particularly those diagnosed with rare and orphan conditions. Achieving both Specialty Pharmacy accreditation, and particularly the Rare Disease and Orphan Drug distinction, helps to drive our team towards our great purpose – to optimize the patient experience.

For more information, please visit www.zealsp.com/credentials.

Zeal Specialty Pharmacy Opens for Business

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PITTSBURGH, July 18, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Jonathan Ogurchak, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Zeal SP, LLC, today announces the launch of a new nation-wide Specialty Pharmacy: Zeal. The pharmacy is located at 100 Business Center Drive, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.

“Patients need options when it comes to specialty care”, said Dr. Ogurchak, a specialty industry veteran. “Our brand-new facility in Pittsburgh – close to Pittsburgh International Airport and in the heart of the specialty pharmacy industry – allows us to efficiently care for patients leveraging the latest technologies and with the best talent the industry has to offer.”

That technology includes cutting edge, web-based patient management platforms that empower the Zeal team to customize the high-touch patient journey for each patient, based on their clinical presentation and needs. Patients may elect multiple modes of communication with their clinical team, including text and email, and can leverage smart device technology in their homes to augment the overall care needed to manage their specialty diagnosis.

So, why Zeal? “The zebra, due to the uniqueness of its stripes, is the official symbol of the rare disease community. A herd of zebras is otherwise known as a “zeal”, stated Brenden Harper, Chief Financial Officer, and Co-Founder. “It is our goal to manage multiple rare disease medications through our first-in-class care model…building our own “zeal” of support for these traditionally underrepresented patients.”

The pharmacy was initially licensed in March 2023, and quickly moved to achieve the ability to dispense to patients nationwide, through the receipt of non-resident licensure. As of this release, Zeal is licensed to operate in 45 states, with the remainder in process and expected by Q42023. Zeal is also in-process and scheduled for survey for accreditation through both URAC and the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for specialty pharmacy and Rare Disease Designations, to demonstrate their commitment to quality through third-party validation.

Specialty pharmacy, particularly for patients diagnosed with rare diseases, is one of the fastest growing sectors of the healthcare industry, with over 70% of new drugs approved by the FDA targeting one of these approximately 7,000 conditions. These complex conditions, such as immunology, rheumatology, multiple sclerosis, among others, require a higher level of coordination by the pharmacy to ensure optimal clinical and financial outcomes.

For more information about Zeal Specialty, visit www.zealsp.com or call our corporate offices at 412-912-ZEAL.