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Uber to offer D.C. residents a shopping service for a limited time

BY Michael Johnsen

WASHINGTON — Beginning Aug. 19, taxi app company Uber will offer a drug store shopping service for a limited time in a limited area to Washington, D.C., residents. 
 
"No need to race to the store after a long day at the office — now you can request allergy medicine, diapers, toothpaste and over 100 other items through the Uber app. This limited-time-only experiment will run for a few weeks – but the more you love it, the more likely it will last," the company stated in a blog Tuesday. "[Uber] Corner Store will be available Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.  to a select number of Uber DC riders within a limited area. We’re working to build supply, and will be sure to update you as we extend hours of operation to cover late night and weekend requests!"
 
The shopping list comprises approximately 100 items, ranging from that allergy product and other OTC remedies to grooming items. After toggling to the "Corner Store" option in the Uber app and requesting a driver, Uber sends a text message with a link to a list of items available for purchase. An Uber driver then calls to take the order, and upon delivery, the purchase is charged to the customer's Uber account.
 
"Because Corner Store is an experiment, we’re rolling it out to a limited number of Uber DC riders in select areas," Uber noted. 
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CVS Caremark’s Accordant Health Services division receives NCQA accreditation

BY Michael Johnsen

WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark on Monday announced that its Accordant Health Services division has received full NCQA Patient and Practitioner Oriented Disease Management accreditation for programs to support: epilepsy (seizures), rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, Parkinson's disease, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE or Lupus), myasthenia gravis, sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, hemophilia, scleroderma, polymyositis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease), dermatomyositis and Gaucher disease.
 
"Earning this accreditation from NCQA demonstrates Accordant's commitment to improving the overall health and well-being of the patients we support," stated Troyen Brennan, chief medical officer of CVS Caremark. "Our coordinated, holistic care management programs provide patients with the support and tools necessary to help them holistically manage their rare diseases while working to improve health outcomes and reduce avoidable utilization." 
 
"Earning NCQA accreditation provides our clients with further assurance as to the quality of our care management programs for rare and complex conditions," added Trip Hofer, president, Accordant Health Services. "NCQA Disease Management accreditation also supports our clients in their own quality improvement activities and can help simplify the delegation oversight process."
 
Earning full NCQA DM Accreditation is an indication that a DM program is dedicated to giving patients and/or practitioners the support, education and other help necessary to facilitate good outcomes and good care. NCQA's DM Accreditation program is designed to help purchasers evaluate DM programs and to improve patient care and service.
 
Patient and practitioner oriented DM accreditation is the most comprehensive option and is for organizations that work with both patients and practitioners. These programs address interventions toward patients and interact with the patients' practitioners to support their plan of care.
 
"NCQA's Disease Management Accreditation program is thorough and rigorous. It's designed to highlight only those programs that truly improve chronic care," noted NCQA president Margaret O'Kane.
 
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Hallmark pays visit to North Pole with new collection

BY Ryan Chavis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new collection of festive products from Hallmark proves it's never too early to get into the Holiday spirit. The company introduced a collection of Northpole products that combine the whimsy and magic of Santa with family fun.

Northpole products that will appear in Hallmark stores include:

  • Dance Like an Elf, a music activity for both the family and for holiday parties ($19.95);
  • Find Me, Santa! Snowflake, a snowflake that hangs on the window and signals Santa via glowing LED lights ($9.95);
  • Northpole Communicator, which allows users to "tune in" to talk with Santa, the workshop elves and Mrs. Claus ($24.95); and
  • Magic Snowball, a plush snowball that lights up and changes colors, evoking the imagery of the Northern Lights ($3.95).

The company also is launching a website, Northpole1820.com, in October for a behind-the-scenes peek, which is complete with countdown activities and fun facts. Younger consumers (and the young at heart) will also get a chance to see how elves live, work and play.  Northpole products will be available at Walmart, CVS, Walgreens and other mass retailers nationwide, according to the company.

 

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