April 13, 2011

The National Community Pharmacists Association on Wednesday announced support for the Quality Health Care Coalition Act of 2011 (H.R. 1409), which was introduced last week by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, in an effort to improve the quality of patient care by leveling the playing field between healthcare professionals and insurance companies in the healthcare industry.

April 8, 2011

The news that CVS Caremark's MinuteClinic has entered into a clinical affiliation with Advocate Health Care and Advocate Physician Partners is important as it reflects a larger focus within the U.S. healthcare landscape: medical homes, or for a growing number of Americans, the lack thereof.

March 4, 2011

The Obama administration on the official White House website identifies “5 Important Numbers on Health Reform.” These include:

Zero. The amount consumers would have to pay for premiums, co-insurance or co-payments on any preventive services;

Fifty. The number of states that now offer insurance options to all people, regardless of any pre-existing conditions;

One million. The number of doughnut-hole rebate checks mailed to seniors under Part D as of August 2010;

March 4, 2011

NEW YORK — The Manhattan Institute has come up with a novel idea to help New York state slash its healthcare costs by a hefty $350 million by 2020: Expand access to retail health clinics.

Sounds simple enough, right? Think again.

February 22, 2011

Zipnosis, which offers online access to mainstream medicine by providing consumers with simple and convenient online diagnosis and treatment of common health needs, and Park Nicollet Health Services have announced a new initiative with Resource Training and Solutions that will bring online health care to people living in central Minnesota.

February 18, 2011

With pharmaceutical and healthcare expenditures on the rise, a primary care shortage at hand and an expected upswing in patients diagnosed with chronic diseases, there’s no denying that the marketplace is in the midst of an evolution. Despite the challenges, Walgreens’ health-and-wellness division has positioned itself for such changes and, according to headquarter executives, has a winning strategy in place — broadening and deepening its payer relationships.


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%...