WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health and Cleveland Clinic are expanding the clinical affiliation they forged eight years ago to enhance access to and quality of health care for patients in Northeast Ohio and Florida.
The partners aim to build on the success of the alliance by introducing new services through CVS Pharmacy and MinuteClinic locales. The partners announced that they would offer medication monitoring and counseling services, as well as chronic disease monitoring. They also intend to enhance wellness programs offered through the CVS retail outlets.
In addition, CVS is joining the clinic’s Quality Alliance, a clinically integrated network of providers collaborating on quality measures focused on chronic disease management. The clinic and CVS will share standard protocols and review population health data.
“This collaboration enhances the quality of care patients will receive and allows us to oversee their care more seamlessly than we do today,” Dr. Michael Rabovsky, chairman of the Cleveland Clinic’s department of family medicine, said in a statement. “As part of our Quality Alliance, CVS Health joins our clinically integrated network, which uniquely positions us to share treatment guidelines and protocols and puts the patient at the center of a larger system of care when they need it.”