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Five ways Amazon can jump into health care

Five ways Amazon can jump into health care

  BOSTON — Online retail giant Amazon will enter the broader health care market — it’s just a question of how, according to global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting. In a new report released yesterday, L.E.K. said Amazon has the right combination of capabilities for “its big health care-industry ambitions” and could launch offerings running the gamut from

Ritzman eyes pharmacy of future

WADSWORTH, Ohio — Ritzman Pharmacy has entered into an agreement with Pharmacy Innovations LLC, an affiliate of Northeast Ohio Medical University, to create a “pharmacy of the future.” With a planned opening in January 2016, the pharmacy will be located in the NEOMED Education and Wellness (NEW) ­Center. The pharmacy will be integrated within an

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has stepped up efforts to provide telehealth services through pilots with a trio of telemedicine technology companies. CVS said Wednesday that it’s working with American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate to improve patient care. Connected

HealthSpot eyes rapid lab tests for telehealth kiosks

HealthSpot eyes rapid lab tests for telehealth kiosks

DENVER — Connected care solution provider HealthSpot aims to bring rapid lab tests to retail pharmacy clinics via new technology from Samsung. HealthSpot said Monday that at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo it will showcase the Samsung LABGEO PT10 clinical chemistry analyzer, a compact, point-of-care lab device that analyzes a drop of a pharmacy

Rite Aid opens first HealthSpot stations

CAMP HILL, Pa. — One of the nation’s leading retail drug chains has teamed up with a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven health care technology. Last month, Rite Aid Corp. and HealthSpot announced the opening of HealthSpot stations in 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio. Through the HealthSpot stations, customers are able to conveniently access

Rite Aid launches telehealth kiosks in Ohio

Rite Aid launches telehealth kiosks in Ohio

CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid Corp. has officially opened HealthSpot telehealth stations in 25 of its drug stores in Ohio. The drug chain said Monday that the HealthSpot kiosks — located in Rite Aid pharmacies in the Akron-Canton, Cleveland and Dayton-Springfield markets — have served thousands of customers since opening in late May. The retailer

Walgreens app provides virtual access to physicians

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. is testing a mobile app that enables patients to see a physician and obtain a prescription without leaving home. The company said patients in California and Michigan can now contact a physician around the clock through Walgreens’ telemedicine app for smartphones or tablet computers. The virtual visits cost $49, and

Rite Aid ups ante in health care arena

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A flurry of moves this month by Rite Aid Corp. further its growth as a retail health care company. First, Rite Aid unveiled plans to pilot walk-in HealthSpot telehealth stations in the greater Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield markets in Ohio. Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy, said the drug chain

Telemedicine and the future of retail health clinics

It’s Monday morning and you wake up with a throbbing headache, stuffy and dizzy, recognizing that the next thing you absolutely positively need to hear is, “The doctor will see you now.” You roll over in bed, pick up your tablet, open your accountable care organization’s (ACO’s) telemedicine app, and in a few minutes you