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[18 Dec 2011 | Comments Off | 2,894 Views]

Health care provider Aetna has acquired consumer mobile app iTriage. Mobihealthnews has in-depth coverage of this move by Aetna-
Aetna is also leveraging the mobile application in its accountable care organization (ACO) offering, where it will be a key component for consumer engagement, Aetna executives said during an investor day presentation this week. (More on how iTriage fits into that offering in the graphic at the end of this article).
“iTriage is our patient engagement side of this [ACO offering],” Dr. Charles Saunders, Head of Strategic Diversification at Aetna, said during …

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[8 Nov 2011 | Comments Off | 2,842 Views]
Walgreens places pharmacists in the aisles armed with iPads

[via http://drugstorenews.com/ ]
Walgreens may be on the verge of revolutionizing the role of the pharmacist — the pharmacy operator is placing iPads in the hands of “health guides” across 20 pilot stores in Chicago, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.
The Internet-armed pharmacist is one of the healthcare innovations Walgreens showcased at the TEDMED conference in San Diego last month. Features of those stores include a pharmacist desk area in front of the pharmacy counter to provide greater customer access to the pharmacist; private and semi-private consultation rooms; an open and redesigned …