The first MinuteClinic locations in the Sacramento metropolitan area opened their doors on Wednesday inside select CVS/pharmacy stores in Sacramento and Elk Grove. A third clinic is slated to open in Fair Oaks in October.
According to a new study, 9-out-of-10 consumers prefer to be in control of medical decisions or participate in shared decision-making with their doctors. Evidence, however, suggests that the cost of care does not typically play a part in these discussions.
After a five-year contraction in employer healthcare spending growth, medical inflation in the United States is projected to rise to 6.8% in 2015, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Health Research Institute.
The United States comes in last when it comes to healthcare quality, despite it coming first in spending, according to a new report published Monday by the Commonwealth Fund, a foundation whose goal, according to its website, is "to promote a high-performing healthcare system."
More than 10 million Hispanics are eligible to gain health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, representing unparalleled opportunity for businesses aiming to succeed in the emerging health economy focused on delivering consumer-centered care, according to "Hispanics: A growing force in the New Health Economy," a new report from PwC's Health Research Institute.
A new report by Milliman released Thursday found that Silver plans with combined deductibles offered through the Health Insurance Exchanges may require patients to pay more than twice as much out of pocket for prescription medicines overall as they would under a typical employer plan.
A new study by researchers at CVS Caremark, Aetna and Brigham and Women's Hospital finds that eliminating co-pays for preventive medications prescribed for post-heart attack patients can significantly improve medication adherence and health outcomes for non-white patients, which suggests that this approach may be an effective strategy for reducing commonly recognized disparities in cardiovascular care related to patient ethnicity and race.
Evidence-based interventions at the local and national levels provide promising strategies for reducing racial and ethnic health disparities related to HIV infection rates, immunization coverage, motor vehicle injuries and deaths, and smoking, according to a new report by the CDC's Office of Minority Health and Health Equity released Thursday.
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine analyzing weekly patterns in health-related Google searches reveals a recurring pattern that could be leveraged to improve public health strategies.
Rite Aid on Tuesday announced it has been awarded Specialty Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, a Washington, D.C.-based healthcare accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry.
Access to good and affordable health care is the No. 1 concern of Americans today, trumping national security, national debt, improving the quality of education, gun violence and protecting privacy rights, according to a survey recently conducted for the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.
Even as millions of Americans gain access to insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, there are an estimated 62 million people who remain without access to a primary heath care physician, according to a report by the National Association of Community Health Centers.
In most exchange plans, consumers will face paying a percentage of the costs — often called co-insurance — rather than fixed-dollar co-payments for many specialty medications used to treat rare and complex diseases.
New research conducted by CVS Caremark and Brigham and Women's Hospital identifies five key features of Value-Based Insurance Design plans that are associated with the greatest impact on medication adherence.
Walgreens announced that it is expanding its relationship with technology company Inovalon to implement its patient assessment tool and technology platform to support improvements in care, quality and risk score accuracy programs across more than 400 Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens locations.
Ninety percent of people today want to have a say in important decisions regarding their health care, but only a small percentage are certain they'll have the recommended amount of savings needed to cover health expenses after retirement, according to a new study.
While the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will undoubtedly reshape the U.S. healthcare industry for years to come, it is only one of many factors that will emerge next year, according to a new report.
Deloitte has issued a report showing that employers view the healthcare system as wasteful and expensive, and that the keys for improving the system are increased transparency around pricing and performance — both tenets of outcomes-based medicine.
U.S. Sens. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Mary Landrieu, D-La., on Tuesday introduced legislation that repeals a portion of Obamacare that prohibits people from using their medical savings account funds to buy over-the-counter medications.