Walgreens plans to replace relational databases with Hadoop clusters that will help drive insights of greater amounts of consumer data for a lower cost, Walgreens chief information officer Abhi Dhar told CIO in a recent interview. "When you become experience focused, your technology vision is different," Dhar told CIO. "You're maniacally focused on making it easy for customers, which means you eliminate anything that gets in your way, even if it's the same technology that everybody else uses, and you have to consider ripping it up." (CIO)
Cardinal Health's MedSync Advantage web-based solution was designed with direct input from community pharmacists, creating a custom tool that supports easier identification of eligible patients.
CVS Pharmacy locations in Palo Alto and Menlo Park will hold Meningitis Clinics from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16.
As part of the Case Management program, Accordant manages care transitions and identifies and prevents potential problems to help members avoid emergency room visits and extended hospital stays.
Ken Martindale, in his capacity as president of The Rite Aid Foundation, kicked off the month-long celebration by presenting a $12,500 donation to Nativity School of Harrisburg, a faith-based preparatory middle school for inner city boys.
Jeff Leger first joined Shoppers Drug Mart in 2008. Prior to SDM, Leger was manager, marking and professional services for Apotex.
In addition to free health screenings, Sam’s Club Pharmacies also provide other savings and preventive care to each community they serve, such as year-round immunizations for children and adults.
Walgreens will install safe medication disposal kiosks in more than 500 drug stores in 39 states and make naloxon available without a prescription at its pharmacies in 35 states.
Responding to patient feedback, the Jean Coutu Group rolled out the latest version of its Health Record, a patient-pharmacist engagement tool.
Same-store sales increased 1.7% for the year, with pharmacy same-store sales up 4.5% and front-store same-store sales down 5%.