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Patients and Providers Potentially Benefit from Clinical Affiliations

Posted in Electronic Health Record, Software

Last week, we authored a client alert highlighting affiliations between CVS and a number of health care systems throughout the country which, according to CVS, will enable it to provide prescription and MinuteClinic visit information to participating health care providers by enabling communication between secured electronic health record (EHR) systems. CVS/pharmacy will share electronic messages and alerts with affiliates’ physicians regarding patient medication non-adherence, and MinuteClinic will electronically share patient visit summaries with the patient’s primary care physician (with patient consent).

For a more detailed discussion of how various industry segment providers are moving towards clinical integration with the help of EHRs, please see our alert.