CVS Health on June 24 announced it has entered into new clinical affiliations with Sutter Health in California, Millennium Physician Group in Florida, Bryan Health Connect in Nebraska and Mount Kisco Medical Group, PC in New York.
CVS Health enters into new clinical affiliations
Through these new affiliations, CVS Health will provide prescription and visit information to the participating health care organizations by enabling communication between their secured electronic health record systems.
Patients will continue to have access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health.
"In this era of health care reform, we are pleased to work with these health care organizations to develop collaborative programs that enhance access to patient care, improve health outcomes and lower health care costs in the communities they serve," Troyen A. Brennan, chief medical officer at CVS Health, said. "By allowing our electronic health records and information systems to communicate and share important information about the patients we collectively serve, we will have a more comprehensive view of our patients, which can aid in health care decision making and help ensure patients adhere to important medications for chronic diseases."
The new affiliations bring the total number of clinical collaborations for CVS Health and MinuteClinic to almost 60 major health systems and health care providers across the country.