Walgreens' Pegus to present during colloquium session

CMO will be part of 'Impact and Value of Pharmacist Interventions in Different Settings' session

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Cheryl Pegus, chief medical officer at Walgreens, will make a presentation during the 11th annual Population Health and Care Coordination Colloquium in Philadelphia next week.

Pegus, who was named the drug store chain's chief medical officer last May, will present during the “Impact and Value of Pharmacist Interventions in Different Settings” session, which will examine the growing role pharmacists are playing in improving clinical outcomes through interventions at community pharmacies and employer worksite health clinics, Walgreens said.

The news followed Walgreens' announcement that it now is a member of Care Continuum Alliance, an alliance of more than 200 stakeholders providing services across the continuum of care — from wellness and prevention to chronic condition management and complex care management.

Back in January, Pegus spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and highlighted the increasing role of mobile technology in health care.

“Leveraging our unmatched national footprint and 70,000 affiliated healthcare providers to provide access to care and [helping to] address the challenge of chronic care management are two key areas of strategic focus for Walgreens,” Pegus said at CES earlier this year. “By using technology to improve the patient experience and coordination of care, we can continue to improve measurable outcomes, adherence and quality, while also providing cost-effective care.”

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