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February 16, 2011

As employers try to engage employees in health management programs to slow healthcare cost inflation, fewer employees are placing a high priority on managing and improving their health, according to a survey released Wednesday of more than 9,000 employees at large and midsize employers, conducted by Towers Watson.

January 14, 2011

Convenience and cost savings offered by retail-based health clinics are attractive to urban patients. Given sufficient cost savings, those urban patients are likely to seek care at such facilities, causing possible further growth and employment opportunities for nurse practitioners in these clinics, according to research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

January 7, 2011

Almost $8,000 a year in healthcare savings, per patient. That’s how much patients with congestive heart failure could save the U.S. healthcare system simply by taking their medications as prescribed, an exhaustive, three-year study by CVS Caremark concluded.

December 21, 2010

A healthcare accrediting organization is revising three products in its Pharmacy Quality Management suite of programs.

December 2, 2010

CVS Caremark announced on Thursday that it has been awarded pharmacy benefit management and drug therapy management accreditation from URAC, a healthcare accrediting organization that establishes quality standards for the healthcare industry ...

December 1, 2010

Humana's pharmacy benefit management business has been awarded pharmacy benefit management accreditation from a nonprofit healthcare accrediting organization.

November 24, 2010

This is part of the future of health care that Walgreens envisioned when it first began to make a major commitment to specialty pharmacy — it knew it could save payers and patients a whole lot of money.

November 18, 2010

The fact that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic was highlighted as an innovator of healthcare delivery by...

October 31, 2010

Up to 1-in-4 emergency room visits could take place at a retail-based health clinic or...

October 25, 2010

A full-service pharmacy benefit manager received its second accreditation from an independent, nonprofit healthcare-accrediting organization....

October 5, 2010

The types of websites consumers turn to for health-and-wellness information and the reasons they go...

October 3, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, announced on Monday that treatment of...

September 26, 2010

The spotlight is shining brighter and brighter on worksite clinics as employers work to rein...

September 12, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, built its retail-based clinics around a...

September 8, 2010

The Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 8 unveiled CuidadoDeSalud.gov, a website designed to...

September 7, 2010

CVS Caremark is partnering with nonprofit Direct Relief USA to offer up to $5 million...

September 6, 2010

Millions of patients with such acute ailments as fevers and coughs turn to the emergency...

August 26, 2010

Take Care Health Systems’ announcement that its Take Care Clinics ranked among the top 10%...

August 23, 2010

The results are in, and Take Care Health Systems has good reason to celebrate. Recent...

August 22, 2010

Healthcare reform, a rise in patient visits and expanded service offerings are paving the way...

August 19, 2010

The USA Today article highlighting nurse-managed centers as one “innovative” program that could help fill...

August 4, 2010

With unemployment rates remaining at an all-time high, 1-in-5 Americans chose not to seek medical...

August 1, 2010

Duane Reade has opened another walk-in medical center, this time in its flagship Union Square...

August 1, 2010

Take Care Health Systems has praised the designation of National Convenient Care Clinic Week by...

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