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Drugstores play doctor: Physicals, flu diagnosis and more
By Wall Street Journal | April 09, 2014
An hour wait at the MinuteClinic? That was the scenario one morning last week as prospective patients sat slumped in chairs, waiting for medical care at the back of a modest CVS drugstore in a strip mall in suburban New Jersey. Urinary-tract infections, the flu, ringworm, diabetes screening,...
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FTC studies the new age of competitive concerns in healthcare
By Joe Carlson | March 13, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The FTC is exploring whether outdated regulations are squelching the potential of telemedicine and retail clinics to take costs out of the healthcare system. The agency also wants to know whether non-physicians should be allowed to take on more job duties, and whether consumers facing higher...
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CVS picks Epic to provide EHR system
By Joseph Conn | March 06, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Epic Systems Corp. has been selected by drugstore chain CVS Caremark Corp. as the provider of an electronic health-record system for its MinuteClinic division, a deal that will extend Epic's ambulatory-care footprint across 800 healthcare clinics in 28 states and as many as 1,500 locations in the...
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Reform Update: Physician practice acquisitions can drive up costs without price increases
By Melanie Evans | February 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
New economic research and a recent antitrust case in Idaho suggest that deals among hospitals and physician practices have the potential to increase total healthcare costs, even if newly merged hospitals and doctors don't raise prices.
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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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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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Target data breach raises concerns over pharmacy records
By MinnPost (Minneapolis) | January 20, 2014
Some experts say that recently released details about Target’s data breach heighten concerns about the safety of other customer information held by it and other major retail chains. Healthcare data stored in pharmacy records may be a prime target for thieves, they say.
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CoxHealth recruits docs, launches retail clinics to prepare for newly insured
By Andis Robeznieks | January 17, 2014
Summary goes hereExpanded access to healthcare in Massachusetts and Oregon led to long waits for patients who gained new insurance and had no existing relationship with a primary-care doctor.
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In reform era, retail clinics become part of the healthcare delivery system
By Jay Greene, Crain's Detroit Business | December 09, 2013
A contract between Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System and MinuteClinic, a division of CVS Caremark Corp., is one example of how retail clinics are becoming a larger part of the healthcare delivery system in Southeast Michigan to meet an expected increase in patient demand next year under the...
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