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CVS digital strategies due to COVID-19 helped drive strong first quarter

CVS Health’s underlying main overall performance for the very first quarter was potent, driven in huge component by the company’s shopper-centric digital technique all through the COVID-19 pandemic, CEO and President Larry Merlo claimed Wednesday all through the earnings call.

The use of telemedicine for virtual visits as a result of MinuteClinic was up 600% as opposed to the very first quarter of 2019.

Retail prescription residence supply improved by far more than 1,000%. In addition, CVS observed a four-fold maximize in consumers incorporating entrance-of-the store products to their prescription deliveries.

In specialty pharmacy, digital refills have been up about

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To weather long-term changes to healthcare due to COVID-19, CFOs need an action plan

CFOs are mobilizing their organizations now to develop a strategic action plan to ensure their hospitals can keep their doors open.

Dan Michelson, CEO of Strata Decision Technology, said the COVID-19 crisis will likely push hospitals and health systems into a rolling financial forecasting mode of doing business — not just now, but in the future.

With a ton of healthcare industry data being funneled through Strata, Michelson looked at the numbers to see if hospitals are being reimbursed at the right level.

“Our analysis is that they’re not,” he said. “For the long-term impact, there’s no question it falls

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Tea industry stares at 10-25 per cent crop loss due to lockdown

A lockdown because of Covid-19 and closure of tea estates during majority of the plucking season could lead to a crop loss between 10 and 25 per cent for the industry, this year. Estates have been closed during the peak plucking season of first flush crop generally beginning March.

While Darjeeling will lose 25 per cent (approximately 2 mkg) of its total production, which stands at around 8 mkg, the crop loss in Assam and West Bengal put together is estimated to be close to 8-10 per cent.

Assam opens estates

The Assam government on Friday allowed tea estates to

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Doctors, nurses may be suffering from skin damage due to face masks as coronavirus rages

Medical practitioners and nurses on the entrance traces of the COVID-19 coronavirus disaster are spending lots of hrs a day wearing deal with masks, and lots of customers of the normal community are doing the very same. But while the gadgets provide a must have security, they can be the result in of major skin hurt as a result of perspiring and the rubbing of the masks towards the nose.

Skincare gurus at the University of Huddersfield are warning about the threats — and are suggesting remedies.

What is THE Influence

Professor Karen Ousey is the university’s Director of the

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Potato prices to stay firm due to bulk buying, low production

Potato selling prices, which have amplified by almost forty five for every cent in the final fortnight, are possible to continue to be agency going forward, on the back of an approximated drop in generation and big-scale stocking by customers in West Bengal.

Selling prices ordinarily witness a softening trend at the time of harvesting, which usually will get completed by March-conclude. The arrival of the new crop delivers down selling prices. On the other hand, this calendar year has been distinctive.

The wholesale cost of potato (Jyoti wide range) is now ruling at around ₹1,600 a quintal, just about

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