In May, DSN Collaborative Care in conjunction with the Convenient Care Association co-hosted a special CEO and Leadership Panel discussion as part of the sixth annual Retail Clinician Education Congress. In a frank and wide-ranging discussion moderated by CCA executive director Tine Hansen-Turton, the group of top retail clinic executives examined topics from the evolution and expansion of the model of care to opportunities for retail health in a post-Affordable Care Act America, reaching new patient populations, addressing the provider gap and more. The following transcript is a compilation of a two-part series that appeared in the July/August and September/October editions of DSN Collaborative Care.
In today’s healthcare ecosystem, it’s much better to partner than to go it alone. This was a key theme at the Drug Store News Industry Issues Summit in New York City, where industry leaders said retailers, providers, payers and technology companies need to work more closely together to improve patient journeys across a range of touchpoints. Read more
The need to bridge the gap between the pharmacy counter and the rest of the retail operation is generating more discussion across the industry at a time of changing consumer attitudes and growing competition from a wider range of retailers — both brick-and-mortar and virtual. Read more
Chronic care management has become an all-consuming topic for retail pharmacy. It has moved beyond a niche industry topic to a high-profile, national conversation that involves healthcare costs, government policy, emerging technologies and, most importantly, daily life for millions of consumers. Read more
The DSN PoweRx list represents nearly 80% of the total retail pharmacy business — including more than $250 billion in pharmacy sales and nearly 59,000 pharmacies. And with the rise of more consumer-centered health care, they are creating innovative programs and entering healthcare partnerships to move beyond dispensing and expand their role in the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Read more