The New York Times on Wednesday profiled a pair of clothing companies, AD RescueWear and Smiling Panda, that have designed a line for children and adults, respectively, who have been diagnosed with eczema. "The niche market for eczema sufferers has thrived because there is no widespread safe and effective treatment," The Times reported. Each of the entrepreneurial companies researched new eczema-friendly fabrics to help alleviate the constant itching, and are currently ramping online sales. (The New York Times)
Retail clinics have been successful in reducing emergency room visits for minor and preventable conditions, Becker's Hospital Review reported Monday, citing a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research. According to the report, patients in New Jesrsey were 4.1% less likely to visit an emergency room for diabetes complications and 12.3% less likely to visit the ER for severe flu symptoms if they lived within two miles of an urgent care clinic. "If people across New Jersey lived within two miles of a retail clinic, it could generate more than $70 million in ER savings," Becker's reported. (Becker's Hospital Review)
The new partnership will bring access to IPC’s resources to U-Saves more than 80 U-Save independent pharmacies across North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
EliteHealth’s Intelliwellness AVA can ask questions about a patient’s mental and physical wellbeing, collect vitals, remind patients to take their medication and deliver doctor instructions and health education.
The annual conference and exhibition is set to offer attendees access to industry thought leadership, pharmacy programs, continuing education courses and networking opportunities to help improve their pharmacies’ performance.
The company is introducing Central Sync, which allows PrescribeWellness to reach out to both pharmacies and patients to identify, recruit and enroll patients with the most impact on a pharmacy’s adherence measures.