(AP) — Deerfield-based Walgreens is working with Microsoft to improve care, as more companies seek ways to manage patient health, cut costs and improve quality.
The companies said Tuesday that they will work to improve care in part by using patient information and the Walgreens store network. The companies will aim to boost prescription adherence, cut down on emergency room visits and decrease hospital admissions.READ MORE: Pilsen Nonprofit Tackles Food Insecurity: 'Who Better To Understand Our Challenges Than Ourselves?'
Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and Microsft Corp. didn’t detail financial terms of their collaboration or how much they will spend on research.READ MORE: Illinois Unemployment Numbers Indicate 'Very Positive' Sign
Insurers and care providers are shifting their focus more toward managing care and keeping patients healthy instead of waiting to treat them when they become sick.
Walgreens rival CVS Health Corp. and the insurer Cigna are using multi-billion-dollar acquisitions to fuel this shift.MORE NEWS: Katrina Pierce Charged With Using Names Of Homicide Victims To Collect Tax Refunds And Stimulus Checks, And She Has Gone To Prison Before For Similar Schemes
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