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HIMSS21 Day 2 Roundup: CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, M&A Activity, Funding, More

Raintree Systems Mourns the Passing of its CEO, Richard Welty Raintree Systems, a software development company that provides value-based solutions for the healthcare industry, announces the passing of the company’s Founder and CEO, Richard Welty. Terrence Sims, former Chief Operating Officer and current President of Strategic Growth & Marketing has been appointed Interim CEO.  Mergers & …

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CVS Health Rolls Out Nationwide Virtual Primary Care Solution

What You Should Know: – Aetna, a CVS Health company, today announced the launch of Aetna Virtual Primary Care, which reimagines the primary care experience and makes it easier for people to get the health services they need, anytime, anywhere.  – Aetna Virtual Primary Care is powered by Teladoc Health’s longitudinal, physician-led care team model, and …

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Amazon Reportedly Gets Turned Down by CVS Health in Effort to Expand In-Home Care Platform’s Footprint

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) has reportedly approached CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) in order to expand the coverage of its Amazon Care services, according to a report from Business Insider. CVS Health is the parent company of the health insurer Aetna, which Amazon has reportedly reached out to, among other insurers. The move suggests that Amazon is …

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Check out video highlights of INVEST Precision Medicine conference from pediatrics to funding trends

The INVEST Precision Medicine conference cast a spotlight on the role of children’s hospitals, biopharma companies, diagnostic companies and startups in biopharma innovation. The video recordings of the conference sessions are now available to view.

Precision medicine is growing fast. Can hospitals and clinicians can keep pace?

New technologies that enable precision medicine approaches to treating disease are reaching more patients. But panelists speaking at MedCity News’ INVEST Precision Medicine Conference added that advances in technology are happening faster than the ability of hospitals and health systems to keep pace.

INVEST Precision Medicine Day 3: A look at the state of precision medicine, non dilutive funding

On the final day of INVEST Precision Medicine, a panel with Caris Health, CVS Health, and Intermountain Healthcare will share assessments of precision medicine’s progress and the outlook for this sector. Also, a panel will highlight non dilutive funding opportunities for startups. Register now!

CVS Health Launches Clinical Trial Services Business for Investigational COVID-19 Vaccines & Treatments

What You Should Know:  – Today, CVS Health announced the launch of a new Clinical Trial Services business, driving greater access to clinical trials across the communities CVS Health serves and creating a more efficient, convenient experience to improve participant retention and research effectiveness. – CVS Health collaborated with the pharmaceutical industry to help facilitate clinical trials …

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CVS Health Expands Return Ready Vaccine Clinics to Accommodate Small Business & Schools

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced that it will expand Return Ready, the company’s comprehensive COVID-19 solution that helps employers and schools return and maintain healthy communities, with scalable vaccine clinics to accommodate smaller workplaces/communities and schools given the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for adolescents ages 12 to …

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CVS Health Launches Employer-Based COVID-19 Vaccination Program

What You Should Know: Today, CVS Health announced it recently began administering COVID-19 vaccines at employer-based vaccination clinics through Return Ready, the company’s comprehensive COVID-19 solution that helps employers return and maintain healthy workforces. – With vaccine hesitancy on the rise, federal and state governments are looking to partners, like employers and CVS Health, to help by making …

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Aetna Launches Connected Plan with CVS Health in St. Louis Market

What You Should Know: – The Aetna Connected Plan with CVS Health™ is a first-of-its-kind plan offering that will deliver CVS Health® and Aetna’s combined capabilities in the St. Louis market to help members access care when and where they need it – and at a more affordable price than a traditional plan. – The …

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CVS Health Inks Larger PBM Contract with Federal Employee Program, Adds Specialty Pharmacy Care

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Caremark, the Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) of CVS Health announced a larger PBM contract with the Government-wide Service Benefit Plan (also known as the Federal Employee Program), which has provided benefits to the federal workforce for 60 years and covers 5.5 million employees, retirees and their families. CVS …

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Payers Increasingly Turning to Home-Based Care to Shoulder COVID-19 Costs

Back in 2018, it felt like the health care sector was on the verge of a massive shift, driven by a desire from payers to better manage their members’ total cost of care with enhanced in-home capabilities. Much of that feeling came from watching Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM). The Louisville, Kentucky-based health insurer teamed up …

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CVS Health Building ‘Home Health Hub’ to Better Care for Seniors

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) has allotted ample resources toward home- and community-based care over the past year. It has done so for several reasons, CVS Health leaders point out. For one, investing in home-based care makes it easier for patients to access necessary services during the public health emergency. But CVS Health’s focus on the …

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CVS Launches Community-Based Strategy to Address COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity

Source: CVS Health What Should Know: – CVS Health unveils community-based strategy increase access to COVID-19 vaccinations for vulnerable communities and advance vaccine education while combating hesitancy. – The strategy includes a strategic partnership with Lyft to help underserved communities access vaccination appointments by providing free or discounted rides for those in need. CVS Health …

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CVS Health Launches Senior Medical Alert System, Symphony

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced Symphony, a medical alert system designed to keep seniors safe and connected at home. – Symphony consists of a collection of in-home and wearable devices that offer a new at-home experience by connecting a suite of sensors that can monitor for falls, motion, and room temperature …

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CVS Health Partners with National Oncology Network to Offer In-Home Chemotherapy

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) is partnering with the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to offer in-home chemotherapy to cancer patients. The partnership is a significant next step for at-home cancer care in the U.S., which has lagged behind other countries in the area. Initially, the two entities will provide chemotherapy to clinically eligible and …

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CVS Health to Provide In-Home Chemotherapy with Cancer Treatment Centers of America

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health announced a collaboration with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) to provide in-home chemotherapy for clinically eligible and fully insured patients. – The program, which leverages CVS Health’s home infusion service, Coram, and CTCA’s expertise as a top oncology care provider, aims to minimize immunocompromised patients’ exposure …

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Amazon, CVS Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific Form Alliance for Employer-based COVID-19 Testing

What You Should Know: – Amazon, CVS Health, Thermo Fisher Scientific join forces to promote employer-based testing As part of a comprehensive COVID-19 testing strategy. – The coalition, named Workplace Employers Alliance for COVID-19 Testing (WE ACT), believes that employer-based testing programs are essential to keeping employees safe during the current public health emergency. – …

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HHS Taps CVS Health for Pilot to Administer COVID-19 Therapy to Patients At Home & Long-Term Care Facilities

What You Should Know: – Today, CVS Health was selected by HHS, as part of Operation Warp Speed, to pilot the administration of a limited supply of bamlanivimab, a monoclonal antibody therapy, with eligible COVID-19 patients at-risk of severe infection or complications resulting from the virus. – Under this pilot, Coram, the specialty pharmacy and …

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Recent Executive Hires: CVS Health New President, Cleveland Clinic/Amwell Joint Venture Leadership, Others

Neela Montgomery, EVP & President at CVS Pharmacy/Retail CVS Health Corporation names Neela Montgomery Executive Vice President and President of CVS Pharmacy/Retail, effective November 30, 2020. Montgomery will oversee the company’s 10,000 pharmacies across the United States. Montgomery, currently a Board Partner at venture capital firm Greycroft, most recently served as chief executive officer of …

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Salesforce, CVS Health Integrates COVID-19 Return to Work and Campus Solutions

What You Should Know: – Salesforce and CVS Health announced a strategic relationship to help organizations, including employers and universities, return critical populations to the workplace or campus. With this new joint offering, which combines Salesforce Work.com capabilities with CVS Health’s Return Ready, worksite and campus locations will be able to provide complementary services for wellness assessments, COVID-19 testing and manual contact tracing for …

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New CVS Pharmacy App Feature Can Read Prescription Labels Out Loud for Visually Impaired

What You Should Know: – CVS introduced Spoken Rx™, a new feature of the CVS Pharmacy app that can read important prescription information out loud. It is vitally important for patient safety and adherence that prescription labels are clear and visible, but for patients with visual impairments or those who can’t read standard print labels, that’s not …

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