Kroger Hoping Pharmacy Leads Financial Turnaround

Kroger’s goal is to be the leading omni-channel retailer in the food industry. Kroger is building an omni-channel platform to redefine the experience grocery customers can expect to have in its stores and online.

Walmart Slashes Pharmacist Part — Smart?

Whatever the diminished share of Walmart’s health workforce — and make no mistake, Walmart shedding 40% of its senior pharmacists creates a big wave in the labor pool for that profession —  this news is the opening page of the latest in an ongoing series of “who knew health care could be so hard?” chapters in the story of the retailer’s zigzagging health strategy.

HCA’s CareNow Urgent Care Expansion Rolls On

Health systems are increasingly investing in express care strategies to expand their reach deeper into their communities as well as cut costs. Health systems are seeking to connect with the patient at all levels of care and are creating their own urgent care centers and often affiliating themselves with retail clinics. Urgent care centers can […]

Hospice Care and Pharmacy Growth Attracting Large Industry Stakeholders

Hospice and palliative care both offer compassionate care to patients with life limiting illnesses. But palliative care – which is always a component of hospice care – can be used as a separate area of medical practice while the patient is receiving treatment. Hospice care includes palliative care and addresses the patient’s physical, emotional, and […]

Genetic Testing Privacy Concerns Increasing

Genetic testing companies are forming a new coalition on best practices for handling DNA information and to promote the industry in Washington as lawmakers put more scrutiny on their privacy practices. Three companies — Ancestry, 23andMe and Helix, which provide DNA testing and analysis — formed the Coalition for Genetic Data Protection. The move comes […]

EnvisionRxOptions a Large Part of Rite Aid’s New Strategy

Rite Aid has embarked on what it is calling the “Path to the Future” to position the company for years to come. Rite Aid  is taking actions to use its unique capabilities to help payors deliver a high level of care to patients, to re-imagine its front end to offer the selection of products and […]

Best Buy Focuses on Health Care

Best Buy, one of the country’s largest Employers with over 185,000 employees, recently announced a new collection of connected fitness products from some of the world’s most innovative exercise companies, including Flywheel Sports, NormaTec, Hyperice, Hydrow and NordicTrack. The new assortment is part of the company’s commitment to helping customers use technology to live better, healthier lives. Best Buy’s focus on […]

CVS Health MinuteClinic’s Free Offer

CVS Health is now offering eligible members access to MinuteClinic® services at no cost to them. MinuteClinic is a walk-in clinic inside select CVS Pharmacy and Target stores and is the largest provider of retail health care in the United States – with over 1,100+ MinuteClinic locations in 33 states and D.C. MinuteClinic healthcare providers treat […]