BR Clinic patients to get CVS clinical support

Patients of the Baton Rouge Clinic will get access to clinical support, medication counseling, chronic disease monitoring and wellness programs at CVS/pharmacy stores and MinuteClinic, the retail health care division of CVS Caremark, the pharmacy company announced Wednesday.

CVS Caremark will provide prescription and visit information to health care providers through the integration of secured electronic medical record systems. Baton Rouge Clinic providers will receive data on CVS pharmacists’ efforts to get patients to take their medications as directed. The affiliation also encourages Baton Rouge Clinic and MinuteClinic providers to improve coordination of care for patients seen by MinuteClinic nurse practitioners. If more comprehensive care is needed, patients can follow up with their primary care provider and have access to the services at the health care provider as appropriate.