Stay connected to others—Connection is good for our health

As you adjust to the physically-distanced situation, it's important to recognize the power and benefits of your connections—connections with people you might live with, and also connections outside your house. Connection is good for your health Stress, anxiety, and depression are health risks associated with social isolation, but staying connected—within the boundaries allowed right now—can help us stay healthy (1).... Read More

Montreal’s Carebook secures Canadian grant to improve medication adherence with AI

Curiosity plus innovation—Carebook secures a research grant to discover how AI inside a mobile app can deliver a patient-centric approach to improve medication adherence.` Innovation is a key pillar at Carebook, a Montreal-based tech company has a live pharmacy platform that includes state-of-the-art features like retail and loyalty, online medication refills, health and wellness, and more. And now, with the... Read More

Carebook leads the way with a pharmacy platform for the “new normal” in a world with COVID-19

COVID-19 has taken a toll on individuals and businesses. But Carebook’s robust patient-facing pharmacy platform will help pharmacies and their patients thrive. There were cheers over Zoom as Carebook’s team watched the numbers grow on their live, patient-facing pharmacy platform. Only a few weeks into the live soft launch of their new pharmacy app, downloads are skyrocketing and engagement is... Read More

Improving health, the global health system, and the bottom line for pharmacies

Taking on health prevention and medication adherence with pharmacy partners using the science of prevention and the art of human engagement. Rising chronic illness rates and an aging population are taxing health care systems all over the world—including in developed countries like the United States, Australia, France, and Germany. The World Health Organization states that “chronic diseases are the main... Read More

Pharmacists can be trusted supporters for mental health patients

Almost everywhere in the world, pharmacists are the most accessible health care provider. Most people find it easier to step into their local pharmacy to ask about medication side effects than to try and make an appointment with a doctor. Pharmacists are also the final checkpoint between patients and prescription drugs: they make sure that the right drugs and right... Read More

Coming Soon to Quebec, Canada: My Vitals | COVID-19 app

COMING SOON to Quebec: The My Vitals | COVID-19 app by Carebook is designed in collaboration with the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Launching early May, 2020. "Medical staff and patients at the Jewish General Hospital will be using a potentially powerful new tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the coming days — a smartphone app that will allow users... Read More

Digital Pharmacy—An Economy of Engagement

AN ECONOMY OF ENGAGEMENT—WHAT’S GOOD FOR THE GLOBAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEM IS ALSO GOOD FOR PHARMACIES AND PATIENTS In discussions of global health care, several themes are recurring and persistent. According to the World Health Organization, chronic diseases and conditions are on the rise worldwide. An aging population and changes in societal behavior are contributing to a steady increase in... Read More

Digital pharmacy solutions: Medication Adherence

Digital solutions can offer more than just reminders to improve medication adherence Why should we care about medication adherence? Less than half of the world’s chronically ill patients are adherent to their prescribed medication. That means, one out of every two patients with a chronic disease doesn't take their medication according to their healthcare provider’s recommendations.(1) This is costly for... Read More

For patients—Flu Season 101

Please share this information with your patients. Flu stats: 5% to 20%— Percentage of people in North America who get the flu each year. Person to person—People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 feet away. Most experts think that flu viruses spread mainly by the droplets made when people with the flu cough, sneeze or... Read More