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CVS Caremark Discusses Role of Health IT to Optimize Pharmacy Health Care
Date:4/6/2009

Presentation at HIMSS Annual Conference & Exposition reviews how Proactive Pharmacy Care approach leverages technology and face-to-face interactions to provide earlier, easier and more effective access to medications

WOONSOCKET, R.I., April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) discussed the role health IT is playing in optimizing the delivery of pharmacy health care at the HIMSS09 Annual Conference & Exhibition, in Chicago, IL. At the conference, Helena Foulkes, Executive Vice President at CVS Caremark, outlined how the company is evaluating and leveraging a variety of technologies to engage consumers and positively impact health outcomes and lower costs.

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"In today's wired world, consumers are exposed to a lot of information about their health care options from a variety of sources and in a number of different formats," says Foulkes. "Given the complexities of the health care system in general, this fragmented approach can leave consumers confused and unsure about what they need to do to stay healthy. CVS Caremark's Proactive Pharmacy Care approach leverages a number of different technology tools to engage and educate our patients and their health care providers about their pharmacy health care needs earlier in the process."

Foulkes discussed how CVS Caremark implements technology to enhance health care outcomes and how the combination of health technology and customized face-to-face interaction can positively impact medication compliance and engage consumers in their own health care. The technologies Foulkes reviewed in her presen
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