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Groups showcase interoperability efforts
By Joseph Conn and Jaimy Lee | March 01, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Several interoperability collaborations presented at the HIMSS conference demonstrated that information technology vendors and healthcare providers are focusing on connecting competing electronic health records and health information exchanges as well as medical devices and health IT systems.
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Fragmented care: Data-sharing between retail clinics, health systems hits hurdles
By Melanie Evans | February 15, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Retail clinic operators such as CVS are rapidly expanding into the estimated $5 billion market for simple primary-care services. But their growing presence is raising concerns about further fragmentation of medical care, even as momentum grows for tighter coordination across the care continuum.
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Telehealth lobbying group to fight barriers to tech-driven care
By Paul Demko | February 12, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A new lobbying organization will seek to eliminate legal and regulatory barriers to telemedicine and other technology-driven approaches to delivering medical care.
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Blue Button wins new converts as pharmacy chains, groups sign on
By Joseph Conn | February 10, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Five national retail pharmacy chains and three pharmacy associations have joined the Blue Button movement, committing to use the federally developed protocols allowing patients to download their health records.
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Experts increasingly contemplate end of smoking
By Associated Press | February 09, 2014
Health officials have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year. But a confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like "endgame" and...
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CVS wins plaudits for vowing to stop tobacco sales
By Steven Ross Johnson | February 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
CVS Caremark's decision to stop selling tobacco products at its stores is being hailed as a victory among public health advocates, who predict CVS' competitors may follow suit as they look to play a growing part in the delivery of healthcare.
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Walgreen clinics to use data analytics, patient-assessment tools
By Andis Robeznieks | January 31, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Health information technology tools providing patient assessment and “individual predictive analytics” at the point of care will be available at more than 400 of the approximately 750 retail clinics operating inside Walgreen Co. stores, the Deerfield, Ill.-based retail pharmacy chain...
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What doctor shortage? | Some experts say changes in delivery will erase need for more physicians
By Andis Robeznieks | November 09, 2013 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
The grim prognosis of an impending physician shortage in the U.S. may not be as dire as many people seem to think, according to some policy experts.
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McKesson's move to buy Celesio will boost presence outside U.S., add new business lines
By Jaimy Lee | October 24, 2013 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
McKesson Corp.'s planned acquisition of a German drug wholesaler and retail pharmacy operator will boost the company's presence outside of the U.S. as well as its overall volume.
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Walgreen partners with GoHealth for health insurance comparison shopping
By Brigid Sweeney, Crain's Chicago Business | October 03, 2013
In an attempt to address the uncertainty surrounding health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, Walgreen Co. said today it is partnering with Chicago-based GoHealth to help customers understand the new insurance marketplaces.
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