MinuteClinic teams up with UCLA Health System

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 6, 2012

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MinuteClinic, the retail health clinic division of CVS Caremark Corp., announced it has partnered with UCLA Health System to operate 11 co-branded retail clinics in Los Angeles County.

Under the agreement, UCLA Health System physicians will serve as medical directors for the nurse practitioner-run clinics. UCLA also will contribute to patient education and disease management initiatives at the clinics, which already are in operation. MinuteClinic and UCLA are working toward integrating electronic health record systems so clinics that obtain patient permission will be able to share medical histories and care summaries with UCLA Health System locations.

MinuteClinic operates approximately 600 locations in 25 states. Many of those facilities operate under similar agreements with other health care systems, such as the Cleveland Clinic and Chicago-based Advocate Health Care.

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