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Using drug spend, utilization data to improve outcomes

Using drug spend, utilization data to improve outcomes

NEW YORK — Thanks to the ever-growing applications of data analytics technology, chain drug stores have a unique opportunity to create benefits ranging from improved member outcomes to lowered spending. While the situation is evolving and the trail to driving better member health and reducing costs is still being blazed, chain pharmacies are recognizing the

CVS-Aetna: A blockbuster in vertical integration

CVS-Aetna: A blockbuster in vertical integration

CVS Health’s announcement that it would acquire Aetna for $69 billion is only one of recent health care services deals — which totaled $72 billion in 2016 and $76 billion after the third quarter of 2017, prior to CVS announcing the final deal. Across the industry, companies are increasingly leveraging these strategic partnerships to improve

Raising pharmacy’s financial efficiency

Raising pharmacy’s financial efficiency

While there are many similarities between retail pharmacies and other retail businesses, two key factors provide a unique opportunity to improve operations and financial efficiency, in turn enabling better patient outcomes. The ability to develop close relationships with other players in the health care industry value chain, and the opportunity to utilize relevant data in