Johns Hopkins Medicine, Baltimore, and Walgreen Co., Deerfield, Ill., have started a collaboration to conduct research and develop protocols for the management, screening and prevention of chronic diseases and conditions such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension and obesity. No financial terms involved with this arrangement were disclosed.
Johns Hopkins, Walgreen launch collaboration
Through the Conshohocken, Pa.-based Walgreen subsidiary Take Care Health Systems, which has about 350 in-store clinics at Walgreens stores and 350 work site facilities, the agreement provides Johns Hopkins access to the “advanced data systems and large patient base” that are prerequisites for large-scale studies, according to a news release.
Johns Hopkins will also provide onsite and distance education and professional training for 70,000 Walgreens healthcare providers, including physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, technicians and 27,000 pharmacists.
Last month, Take Care announced an “enhanced relationship” with the Ochsner Health System for patients who visit the four Take Care in-store clinics in the New Orleans area.
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