Despite pre-exposure prophylaxis pills’ efficacy in preventing HIV that’s transmitted sexually or through use of injected drugs, only one-in-three primary care physicians and nurses have heard of it.
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By the end of the year, Accenture says there will be 2,150 clinics, with another 350 opening in 2016, with 14% annual growth until 2017.
A new survey of doctors finds them largely willing to embrace telehealth to complement the care they provide.
During this webcast, Bob Darin, Vice President, Enterprise Analytics for CVS Health, demonstrates how CVS Health is using data and analytics to demonstrate how retail health care can drive down overall health care costs; and identify ways to support physicians with clinical patient data to improve care coordination and benchmarking.
The SugarCube device communicates directly with The SugarCube App to track, store and analyze a user's diet, exercise, glucose levels and insulin administered.
Together, Health is Primary and CVS Health will work to educate consumers about the medical neighborhood and how the different parts of the health care system play a role in keeping patients healthy.
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Safeway — which spent $350 million on clinics in over 800 stores meant to see Theranos blood tests that never took place — is looking to dissolve the unannounced partnership. Thereanos, though, denies this, telling the Journal that their story is “inaccurate and defamatory.” This is the latest in a string of blows to Theranos, whose blood testing technology is bring disputed and whose Walgreens expansion was recently placed on hold. (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)
A third MinuteClinic in Springfield will begin seeing patients Nov. 18 and a fourth location will open in December.