Opportunities to Innovate: CVS, MinuteClinic and HCA Announce Clinical Partnership in TN

MinuteClinic and TriStar Health Form Clinical Affiliation in Middle Tennessee

Agreement Includes Electronic Medical Record Integration and Clinical Collaboration to Increase Access to Care

Feb. 24, 2012 –

MinuteClinic, the retail health care are division of CVS Caremark, and HCA’s TriStar Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in Middle Tennessee, have entered into [...]

IOM Report on Living Well with Chronic Conditions Highlights Importance of Behavioral Health

The IOM released a new report that focuses with lazer precision on the bulk of the costs in our so-called cost curve: chronic conditions. The report exposes the importance of tackling multiple or comorbid chronic conditions and illustrates with tremendous clarity the crucial role of social/cultural factors, behavior and behavioral health, family and physical environs, [...]

Behavioral Health Providers’ Red Flag: AMA asks (again) that HHS Pull the Plug on ICD-10 Implementation in 2013

Citing significant financial and administrative burdens, the AMA has asked Secretary Sebelius to postpone and streamline the 2013 mandated conversion to ICD-10.  The AMA is clear that there are a wide range of health information technology initiatives and regulations they have to adopt and comply with right now and contends that converting from the 9th [...]