MinuteClinic signs agreement with hospital chain

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Nov. 23, 2009

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MinuteClinic announced that it has formed a partnership with Allina Hospitals & Clinics in Minnesota. This is the second partnership the retail clinic chain has formed with a hospital group.

The retail clinic chain, now owned by CVS Caremark, said its 24 locations surrounding the Minneapolis-St. Paul region now will be linked to Allina.

The two groups will have connected electronic medical records to streamline continuity of care. Allina also will provide medical directors to oversee clinic operations. And, as part of the agreement, the two companies said they will inform patients of each others' services.

MinuteClinic signed a similar agreement with Cleveland Clinic in February.

Allina owns and operates 11 hospitals and more than 90 clinics in the Twin Cities. MinuteClinic operates approximately 500 clinics across the nation.

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