Johnson & Johnson on Monday hosted its Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Experience at NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston. Over the course of the presentation, J&J executives showcased a number of consumer and corporate wellness initiatives implemented by J&J, including its Corporate Athlete Program, the 7-Minute Workout app, the Digital Health Scorecard app and the Care4today app.
A panel of female executives met Monday morning to examine the many challenges women continue to face reaching leadership positions, and how their own companies were addressing those challenges and adapting their cultures to create new pathways for advancement for women executives.
Pharmacy health information technology has come a long way in the past five years, but there is still a significant amount of opportunity for pharmacy operations to plug into the HIT network — opportunities that will augment pharmacy’s value to the healthcare system in improving adherence and reducing abandonment.
With diabetes and other diseases at epidemic levels, the need for more pharmacies to step up and offer accessible, convenient patient screening for a variety of serious and even life-threatening conditions is clear, a panel of pharmacists asserted at Monday’s “Convenient Care — Point of Care Testing in the Pharmacy” session.
IMS Health VP global supply services Hossam Sadek presented the IMS Health Bernie Greenberg Pharmacy Partnership Award to Walgreens group VP pharmaceutical development, Gerry Gleeson, during an Insight Session Sunday morning.
The slow and uneven pace of recovery following the 2008 economic collapse notwithstanding, the United States remains a fundamentally strong engine of economic growth, Ben Bernanke, former Federal Reserve chairman, said on Sunday during the business session.
With the Hispanic population in the United States hovering around 55 million and estimates predicting that they’ll soon make up nearly one-third of the population, it’s becoming imperative to reach this group of consumers.
The U.S. Hispanic population is projected to reach 128.8 million by 2060, or more than 30% of the U.S. population. This could bode especially well for purveyors of health products and services in the pharmacy setting. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute, perhaps more than any other consumer group, Hispanics are cost-conscious, mobile savvy and do not necessarily seek health care within the traditional $2.8 trillion U.S. healthcare system.