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CVS MinuteClinic to switch to EpicCare EMR

BY Dan Berthiaume

Woonsocket, R.I. – CVS MinuteClinic will switch to the Epic electronic medical record (EMR) called EpicCare. MinuteClinic currently uses its own proprietary EMR.

EpicCare will support MinuteClinic’s evidence-based model of care and facilitate connectivity with health care providers nationwide that currently use Epic, including many major health systems, hospital networks and physician groups currently affiliated with MinuteClinic. MinuteClinic’s full deployment of EpicCare is expected to take 18 months.

"EpicCare’s rich platform will allow us to continue to provide the highest quality of care and advance our services through a robust, world class EMR," said Andrew Sussman, M.D., president, MinuteClinic and senior VP/associate chief medical officer, CVS Caremark Corp.

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Media Markt deploys ESLs in Netherlands

BY Dan Berthiaume

Ingolstadt, Germany — Media Markt – Saturn Holding Netherlands, the Netherlands subsidiary of German electronics retailer Media Markt, has deployed Pricer ESLs in all 45 stores in the Netherlands. This investment in electronic shelf label (ESL) technology is part of Media Markt – Saturn Holding Netherlands’ omni-channel concept, which is based on an active and flexible pricing policy, and on having matching sales prices at any time in the company’s brick-and-mortar stores and its online shops.

With dynamic pricing, Media Markt – Saturn Holding Netherlands stores are now centrally updating prices so that they are consistent on every sales channel. Customers will be offered the best price wherever they shop. After conducting a thorough market review, Media Markt – Saturn Holding Netherlands made the decision to deploy Pricer ESLs with their implementation partner, Wincor Nixdorf.

“The ability to respond daily to price changes, is an important part of our multichannel strategy,” said Gordon Scholz, CEO of Media Markt – Saturn Holding Netherlands. From this point of view, conventional paper-based price tags on shelves prove to be too expensive, too time-consuming and too inflexible.

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New VP of health care appointed at Sam’s Club

BY CSA STAFF

Sam’s Club has named David Badeen as VP health care. Badeen will be responsible for pharmacy, OTC, optical and hearing centers, as well as third party contracting and pricing. In this new role, he will report directly to Jill Turner-Mitchael, SVP health and wellness.

Badeen started his Walmart career in 1985 as a pharmacy manager before moving to Bentonville in 1993 to serve as director of automated systems. He has held leadership roles within the company’s operations, new business development and merchandising and managed care divisions, as well as time working with the Sam’s Club Pharmacy Team.

The company also announced other changes in the division. George Agnacian, VP of consumables, will be responsible for HBA, tabletops/bags, pets, laundry and home care, baby care, restaurant supplies, paper and commercial cleaning.

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