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Issue 06-06-2016

VA turns to CVS to help improve patient access

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — MinuteClinic has announced a new initiative with the Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System to expand access to health care services for veterans in Northern California. Through this initiative, more than 60,000 veterans enrolled in the VA Palo Alto HCS can now be referred to MinuteClinic for acute health

Tritton becomes chief merchant at Target

MINNEAPOLIS — Target Corp. has hired Mark Tritton as its chief merchandising officer, a role that allows him to determine what appears on store shelves. Tritton will have oversight of the company’s buying, product design and development, sourcing, and store ­displays. Target hired Tritton after a yearlong search. He succeeds Kathee Tesija, a Target veteran

ACA progresses, but costs still a big hurdle

ACA progresses, but costs still a big hurdle

Several recent reports help illuminate the state of the nation’s health care reform efforts by examining progress under major aspects of the Affordable Care Act. President Obama signed the legislation into law in March 2010 with three overarching objectives — establishing new protections for health care consumers, enhancing access to care, and improving quality while

Is one-hour Rx delivery coming to the U.S.?

Is one-hour Rx delivery coming to the U.S.?

As a professional who builds and optimizes e-commerce sites for retailers and consumer packaged goods firms, I’m fascinated by logistics and, once ordered, getting products to the customer in the quickest, most efficient way. Most recently, we heard that CVS Health is launching a one-hour curbside pickup wherein the customer doesn’t even have to get

How to win over the connected health consumer

How to win over the connected health consumer

Most consumers today are connected to digital technology through personal computers and, increasingly, mobile devices. They use smartphones more than three hours a day for communication, entertainment and shopping, and their online time and activities are increasing. Our Connected Health Consumer survey focused on finding out how consumers’ use of digital/mobile for general purposes (e.g.,