August 13, 2018

Around the nation: CVS offers MinuteClinic Video Visits through CVS Pharmacy app

Daily Briefing

    CVS Health on Wednesday announced that it will now provide MinuteClinic Video Visits through its CVS Pharmacy App, allowing consumers to receive care for minor illnesses and injuries around the clock, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Washington.

    • Massachusetts: Tufts Medical Center has named Michael Apkon as CEO. Apkon is currently president and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He succeeds Michael Wagner, who has stepped down to become chief physician at Wellforce, Tufts' parent organization (Bartlett, Boston Business Journal, 8/8).

    • Rhode Island: CVS Health on Wednesday announced that it will now provide MinuteClinic Video Visits through its CVS Pharmacy App, allowing consumers to receive care for minor illnesses and injuries around the clock. The company will use Teladoc, a global telehealth provider, to manage the service (Japsen, Forbes, 8/8; Wicklund, mHealthIntelligence, 8/8).

    • Washington: Seattle has collected morethan $10 million from the tax on sugary beverages it implemented last June, city officials announced last week. Officials believe that the tax may bring in more funds than previously anticipated (Thomsen, The Hill, 8/9).

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