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StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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7/31/2015 | 4:11:02 PM
Re: Sounds great.
I would hope they would want more medical history than just their clinics and pharmacies. ..didn't seem very thorough to me.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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7/31/2015 | 2:29:55 PM
Sounds great.
This sounds like a great idea. Some medical information may be hard to gather. Some doctors, like my family doctor, are sick in the stone age. The only thing they use a computer for is scheduling appointments. They don't even use email.
David Wagner
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David Wagner,
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7/31/2015 | 1:31:03 PM
Re: Sounds great.
Well, I don't think anything a business has ever done is solely for the customer. But I'm OK with a company finding a way to serve the customer and make money at the same time.

larryloeb
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7/31/2015 | 1:29:03 PM
Re: Sounds great.
CVS is counting on that credibility here.

I still think is a way for CVS to manage the RNs with an automated system that will protect them from liability suits.

Both IBM and CVS are presenting this as an altruistic advance, but my cynical eyes see it as a way for CVS to manage their staff. 

It may be that some patient good will come out of it by invoking some sort of sanity check, but that isn't why these two are doing your drugs together.
David Wagner
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7/31/2015 | 1:19:42 PM
Re: Sounds great.
@larry- I think my biggest issue is that I don't want to undress in front of a computer. :)

No, seriously, I think this makes total sense. I've noticed pharmacies around my area slowly retooling with private rooms and exam areas for a while so that they could deliver non-urgent, assembly line care like vaccines and lab work for a while. I like the idea of starting to strip some of this from the overly stuffy and overly regulated medical industry as long as it is backed with good science and smart uses of technology. Watson helps lend some credibility to the whole thing.
larryloeb
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larryloeb,
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7/31/2015 | 12:51:17 PM
Re: Sounds great.
Your family doctor isn't who they are aiming this at.

They want to manage the RNs in their MinuteClinics so that they dont kill someone and open CVS up to liability lawsuits.

Yes, I am cynical about it.
StaceyE
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StaceyE,
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7/31/2015 | 11:11:31 AM
Sounds great.
This sounds like a great idea. Some medical information may be hard to gather. Some doctors, like my family doctor, are sick in the stone age. The only thing they use a computer for is scheduling appointments. They don't even use email.


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