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

Eat a rainbow of fruits & veggies

The science behind the advice to eat all the colors of fruits and vegetables. Fact: Half of every plate should be filled with fruit and vegetables! Fact: Along with other healthy lifestyle choices, eating a variety of healthy foods (including fruit and veggies) can help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Fact: It’s important to eat... Read More

Drink less alcohol

Research says that abstaining from or limiting alcohol consumption is important to help you stay healthy. While some studies show that moderate drinking might have a protective effect on the heart/circulatory systems and may help protect against type 2 diabetes and gallstones, most health risks linked to drinking alcohol (including the risk of many cancers) go up with any amount... Read More

Organization and health

Be organized—Prepare, manage time, and feel in control. Do you feel like you’re in control of your day-to-day life? If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed and stressed by the multitude of things you’ve got to get done, you may want to consider creating habits and routines (for you and your family) that make things easier and bring you a greater sense... Read More