Content about Health care system

May 16, 2010

If approved by the U.S. Senate, President Barack Obama’s choice to head the Centers for...

May 5, 2010

With a solid team in place and the strong support of parent company Walgreens, Peter...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. With a solid team in place and the strong support of parent company Walgreens, Peter Miller, Take Care Health Systems co-founder, president and CEO, once again is letting his entrepreneurial spirit fly and is preparing to embark on a new journey. Drug Store News has learned that Miller will be leaving Take Care Health Systems at the end of May to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture.

April 15, 2010

To borrow from the great Mark Twain, it would appear that the reports of the...

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT To borrow from the great Mark Twain, it would appear that the reports of the demise of retail clinic growth have been greatly exaggerated. Drug Store News has a two-word answer for why retail clinics will continue to grow for a very long time: health reform. And there are 32 million reasons why that growth will be quite dramatic.

April 13, 2010

Take Care Health Systems has announced that it now is offering free blood pressure screenings...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems has announced that it now is offering free blood pressure screenings at all of its 359 Take Care Clinics nationwide through May 31.

April 8, 2010

In an effort to further expand its retail-based clinic business, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems...

NEW YORK In an effort to further expand its retail-based clinic business, Walgreens' Take Care Health Systems reportedly is considering financial joint ventures with hospitals, according to a Dow Jones Newswires report.

"We're getting a lot of interest from hospital systems," Take Care Health Systems CEO Peter Miller told Down Jones Newswires in an interview.

March 24, 2010

Innovation is the way to improve quality and access to health care while controlling costs,...

March 14, 2010

Serving as yet one more indicator of the vital role that pharmacists play in the...

March 14, 2010

Serving as yet one more indicator of the vital role that pharmacists play in the...

March 9, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is...

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has announced that it now is offering camp and sports physicals at all Take Care Clinics nationwide.

The clinics, located within nearly 360 Walgreens stores nationwide, are offering physicals for $35 through the end of September. The physicals are administered by nurse practitioners and, in select markets, physician assistants.

 

March 4, 2010

Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records, ambulatory health care and clinical research...

CARROLLTON, Ga. Greenway Medical Technologies, a provider of electronic health records, ambulatory health care and clinical research business solutions and services, will supply its integrated EHR and interoperability solution to Take Care Health Employer Solutions, which builds and operates workplace-based health centers.

February 28, 2010

Step by step, Walgreens is moving to position itself at the intersection of two powerful...

February 17, 2010

Eighty percent of diabetics have at least one annual hemoglobin A1c test and cholesterol screening...

February 16, 2010

A new walk-in clinic at a Duane Reade store in Chelsea officially opened on Wednesday,...

February 11, 2010

In an act of defiance against the Obama administration’s plan for healthcare reform, the Virginia...

February 9, 2010

Patients with limited insurance coverage will have increased access to cancer and specialty drugs under...

January 27, 2010

Following President Obama's State of the Union Address to Congress and a response from Gov....

January 25, 2010

Take Care Health Systems, which is owned by Walgreens, has contracted with Blue Cross Blue...

January 14, 2010

A recent report by the National Center for Policy Analysis, a nonprofit public policy research...

January 4, 2010

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reported the slowest growth in healthcare spending since...

December 3, 2009

A near doubling in the diabetes population and near tripling in costs of treating the...

NEW YORK A near doubling in the diabetes population and near tripling in costs of treating the disease threatens to create a huge drag on the healthcare system and the economy as a whole, but retail pharmacies have the opportunity to help bring some of those costs down.

A study commissioned by Danish drug maker Novo Nordisk forecasts that by 2034, the American diabetes population will be 44.1 million, while spending on the disease will total $336 billion.

August 20, 2009

It seems as though each week more evidence surfaces suggesting that retail-based clinics will be...

NEW YORK It seems as though each week more evidence surfaces suggesting that retail-based clinics will be a solution to the country’s healthcare crisis, regardless of which direction reform takes. This week was no exception.

 

August 6, 2009

The fact that Take Care Health Systems has expanded its service offering to include nebulizer...

NEW YORK The fact that Take Care Health Systems has expanded its service offering to include nebulizer treatments is important for several reasons, one of which is that it will further help alleviate some of the pressure at overflowing emergency rooms.

The move also helps Take Care Health prepare to deal with chronic disease management for asthma in all of its clinics.

July 16, 2009

After decades of fruitless efforts, activist lawmakers in a Democratically controlled Congress finally may be...

NEW YORK After decades of fruitless efforts, activist lawmakers in a Democratically controlled Congress finally may be on the verge of pushing through one of the most elusive policy goals of the past half-century: a massive reform of the U.S. healthcare system that aims to extend health coverage to most Americans and put a clamp on federal healthcare spending.

 

July 5, 2009

News that Take Care Health Systems now offers treatment for skin conditions and minor injuries...

NEW YORK News that Take Care Health Systems now offers treatment for skin conditions and minor injuries is further evidence that the retail-based clinic model continues to evolve and implement valuable services to augment patients’ healthcare needs.

 

April 2, 2009

The announcement by Take Care Health Systems that it is offering free health services at...

The announcement by Take Care Health Systems that it is offering free health services at its clinics throughout the rest of the year for those who lose their jobs couldn't have come at a more critical time.

 

In fact, the numbers just came in, and it doesn’t look good. The nation’s unemployment rate rose to 8.5% in March, the highest since late 1983. And, as we all know, the loss of a job too often means the loss of health benefits.