Helping patients navigate their unique health journeys

Founded in 1963 as a health and beauty store, CVS has evolved over its 50-year history, but always maintained a focus on making health care local and accessible. In this episode, Dr. Dan Knecht of CVS Health discusses how the company’s 2018 acquisition of Aetna is driving innovative, new programs where CVS clinical pharmacists are applying health plan data to identify gaps in care, improve medication adherence, and help patients manage chronic conditions like diabetes–all with the goal of helping people make progress on their unique health journeys.

"The time physicians are able to spend with each patient is decreasing... pharmacists are ready, willing, and able to step into that gap and provide additional coaching and support...We’re a pharmacy at heart, so trying to unlock and reimagine the relationship between our pharmacists and their patients is just really exciting."
— Dr. Daniel Knecht