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

Carebook in the Globe & Mail

In an article titled How companies can use technology to boost employee wellness, Carebook's very own Dr. Sheldon Elman talks about the vision of Carebook in the Dec. 21 2017 edition of the Globe and Mail. It says there's "potential to transform the current health and wellness landscape through advanced technology by making personalized, immediate and real health issues visible by... Read More

For patients who want to drink less alcohol

Please share with your patients. 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)... Read More