What's especially exciting for Dimos
with the new organization is how the company can take its unified assets and start to figure out how they can not only be applied in different situations and settings to take care of today's businesses and patients but also be expanded to meet the needs of future patients and boost business in the process.
came to McKesson after seven years at Supervalu Inc.
Keeping in mind Health Mart's philosophy that health care is personal, Dimos
says the relationship independent pharmacists have with their patients is one of the biggest assets they offer.
They're part of the community, so that connection that they have, and that they are trusted by their patients--they will be able to influence the outcomes of patients because of that relationship, because of that proximity, because of that community that they have in and around their patients," Dimos
In terms of product mix shift, Dimos
said the industry is seeing greater availability of specialty drags.
Some of this is being spurred by the Affordable Care Act [ACA]," explains Dimos
. "Specific portions of the ACA allow increased opportunities for pharmacists to get involved in medical home and accountable care organizations, thus helping to better demonstrate our value to the health care industry.
points to trends indicating that diabetes rates will continue to rise, fueled in part by aging baby boomers.
"Across the company, our in-store pharmacies offer about 2,820 pharmacists as well as quality products, convenient hours and locations, and the highest level of customer service," Dimos