AccentHealth's Dan Stone and PatientPoint's Tom McGuinness, co-founders of the Point of Care Communication Council, sat down with DSN before the group's inaugural meeting. The new association couldn't have come at a better time as healthcare providers look forward to the kind of outcomes-based medicine practice that will be driven by the Jan. 1, 2014 implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Because in an effort to achieve those better outcomes at the patient level, practitioners will need more health information at the point of care.
A new, potentially far-reaching program to encourage individuals to take better charge of their own health is taking shape in the United Kingdom. And given the increasingly globalized marketplace, the emergence of Walgreens Boots Alliance as an international pharmacy powerhouse and the ongoing struggle by U.S. pharmacies to gain provider status and reimbursement for a growing menu of patient-care services, that campaign could spark or help inform similar efforts on this side of the Atlantic.
On the heels of Wednesday’s news that the U.S. House of Representatives introduced bipartisan legislation that would formally designate pharmacists as healthcare providers under Medicare Part B, the U.S. Senate has followed suit with a companion bill.
A new analysis by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and the CVS Health Research Institute, published online first in the American Journal of Public Health, shows that enhanced prescription drug insurance can improve patient health outcomes and reduce use of other (often costly) healthcare services.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention highlighted the importance of incorporating pharmacists into team-based care to improve patient health outcomes — a move applauded by the National Association of Chain Drug Stores — during its Public Health Grand Rounds webcast on Tuesday.
CVS Health has entered into new clinical affiliations with three academic medical centers — the University of Maryland Medical System, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System — to enhance access to care for patients.
Hy-Vee, the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Governor’s Advisory Council on Brain Injuries have partnered to help educate Iowa’s elderly residents about ways they can prevent falls and injury during National Falls Prevention Awareness Month in September.
With the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Total Store Expo currently underway in Boston, the Boston Globe published an op-ed in its opinion section, Podium, which was co-authored by Steven Anderson, president and CEO of NACDS and Michael Malloy, PharmD and dean of the MCPHS University School of Pharmacy - Worcester/Manchester.
The National Association of Chain Drug Stores on Tuesday put forward pharmacy-specific solutions as the Senate Finance Committee conducted a hearing on “Chronic Illness: Addressing Patients’ Unmet Needs.”
Community pharmacists play a vital role in helping patients live healthier lives, as well as in improving the cost-effectiveness of health care. That’s a key message that community pharmacists will convey during the upcoming Health on the National Mall event.
Low-risk patients were three times less likely to be admitted to a hospital when they received medication therapy management from a pharmacist, according to the findings of a recent study that was highlighted in Forbes magazine.
CVS Caremark has entered into new clinical affiliations with four regional health systems, representing the first clinical affiliations to include clinical collaborations with MinuteClinic combined with data on interventions performed by CVS pharmacists.
Navarro Discount Pharmacy has launched a new Mobile Health Station, aimed at improving the community’s health across South Florida by offering free health screenings and the opportunity to get various immunizations — such as the flu, shingles and pneumonia vaccines — at discounted rates.
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark, has announced the recipients of nearly 70 grants awarded to free and charitable clinics, school-based health centers and community health centers as part of a $5 million commitment to increase access to health care in communities nationwide.
The month of March came in like a lion, indeed, but not because of the weather. The month began with a roar as a group of the largest and most influential pharmacy associations and chains came together to form the Patient Access to Pharmacists’ Care Coalition, or PAPCC, in an effort to secure formal federal recognition of pharmacists as healthcare providers.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, a national professional membership organization for nurse practitioners of all specialties, is calling on state lawmakers to consider the consequences of undue restrictions on APRNs, or nurse practitioners, as recommended by the Federal Trade Commission.