Tag Archives: Efforts

White House officials see ‘real evidence’ that coronvirus mitigation efforts are slowing outbreak, even as some states struggle

Deborah Birx, coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a Coronavirus Task Force news conference at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Tasos Katopodis | Bloomberg | Getty Images White House officials are seeing “real evidence” that statewide lockdowns and other efforts to curb the COVID-19 pandemic are working in states… Read More »

McKesson and Walgreens join wholesaling efforts in Germany

U.S. wholesaler McKesson dove head-first into the German wholesale drug market five years back with its $ 5.4 billion deal for Germany’s Celesio. But having found the country’s market “complex,” it will now join forces with a competitor, pharmacy giant Walgreens Boots Alliance.  The two last week announced a joint venture in which McKesson’s Alliance… Read More »

How identity management can aid efforts involving PDMP databases

Now that opioid overdoses are the fifth leading cause of deaths in the U.S., state health authorities must improve their prescription drug monitoring programs PDMPs with identity management solutions that can improve patient data accuracy, reduce fraud and match patients to their medication records. As an electronic database that tracks and monitors controlled substance prescriptions,… Read More »

Commonwealth Fund offers ROI calculator to help target SDOH efforts

To help health systems better understand the impact and cost benefits of their initiatives around social determinants of health, the Commonwealth Fund has created an online calculator to help determine their potential return on investment. WHY IT MATTERSAs more providers and payers understand the critical importance of social determinants for managing the health and wellness… Read More »