CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Supports Non-profits Nationwide with $2.6 Million in Funding

Funding part of $5.6 million granted by CVS Caremark to increase access to health care services and children's health-related programs
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WOONSOCKET, R.I.April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by 

Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation Launches New Patient Assistance Program Portal

New online web portal makes it easier for patients to order, track and manage medications
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RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 2, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - Boehringer Ingelheim Cares Foundation today announced the launch of its new website for its Patient Assistance Program (PAP) – a program that provides Boehringer Ingelheim medicines free of charge to eligible uninsured or underinsured patients who cannot afford them. The web portal will make the PAP easier to navigate and offer new features to benefit patients and physicians alike.

Wichita Business Journal Reports: Via Christi to Expand Electronic Pharmacy Program with $30,000 Grant


Written by: Josh Heck, Reporter- Wichita Business Journal

Via Christi Health is expanding its ePharmacy program to additional areas in rural Kansas with the help of a $30,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation.

Innovating for the Future of Healthcare: What GE Healthcare is Doing


Karl Blight is the general manager of GE Healthcare UK and wrote this article for the Guardian.

Innovation and GE have been synonymous ever since the company was founded by Thomas Edison who aligned several businesses to bring innovation to the marketplace. He called the resulting organisation Edison General Electric Company, which in 1892 merged with a competitor to form General Electric Company.

Are Accountable Care Organizations, ACOs, the Business Model for Healthcare of the Future? - Health Minute for March 26, 2013

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ACO—that’s the latest acronym to add to the growing list of health-related terms that you need to know. ACO stands for Accountable Care Organization, a payment and care delivery model that links provider reimbursements to quality metrics and reductions in the total cost of care for a specific population of patients. This new term is really new: it was first used in 2006 during a public meeting of MPAC—that is, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission. In 2009, it was included in the PPACA—that is, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, sometimes called “Obamacare.”

Cost Benefits of "Telehealth" Questioned; EIN News Provides In-depth News

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March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ EIN News/--Healthcare Industry Today (, a media monitoring website published by EIN News, has added telehealth to the thousands of health topics that it covers. See:

- Telehealth News -

Verizon Provides Powerful Answers to Address Challenges in Healthcare, Education and Sustainability

Verizon’s New Annual Report of Financial and Corporate Responsibility Performance Outlines Progress in ‘Shared Success’ Initiatives
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NEW YORK, March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Verizon has released its 2012 annual report of financial and corporate responsibility performance, showcasing solid progress in delivering powerful answers in the areas of healthcare

World Affairs Council Honors Cisco for Global Commitment to Education



Cisco was honored by the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C. for its leadership role in worldwide education. Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers received the “Global Education Award“ in recognition of Cisco’s “worldwide commitment to social responsibility, knowledge transfer, learning, and education.“

Guest Post: Changing Healthcare One SMS at a Time


By Nancy Meyer

When it comes to mHealth, in many ways developing countries are ahead of the U.S., as innovative text-messaging programs bring life-saving information and supplies to remote areas and achieve remarkable results.

Take, for example, the ways SMS programs in Malawi, Zambia, and other parts of Africa are being used today:


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