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New Resources for NIHB Eligibility and Reimbursement for OTC Products.

January 21, 2021
The NIHB Optimization Program is an initiative that aims to improve access to over-the-counter (OTC) products for eligible First Nations and Inuit patients with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). These infographics raise awareness about eligible Schedule II, III, and U medications/products being covered for eligible clients of NIHB when recommended by a pharmacist with documentation. This includes coverage for prenatal vitamins, NRT, inhaler spacer devices, condoms, epinephrine auto-injectors, and more! The pharmacy provider infographics outline NIHB client eligibility, the OTC product reimbursement process, common OTC products eligible for reimbursement, and pharmacy operations guidance for billing and coordination of benefits. This education will increase pharmacist access to dispensing fees for eligible OTC products, and will help foster therapeutic discussions that may lead to professional services like MedsChecks, Pharmaceutical Opinions, and immunizations. The patient-friendly infographic helps those with NIHB coverage, and their caregivers, by increasing awareness of eligible OTC products and encouraging collaboration with healthcare providers for reimbursement. The ailments and conditions illustrated in this infographic will support patients in identifying and discussing health concerns with their pharmacist.  

Uncategorized

New Resources for NIHB Eligibility and Reimbursement for OTC Products

January 21, 2021
The NIHB Optimization Program is an initiative that aims to improve access to over-the-counter (OTC) products for eligible First Nations and Inuit patients with Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB). These infographics raise awareness about eligible Schedule II, III, and U medications/products being covered for eligible clients of NIHB when recommended by a pharmacist with documentation. This includes coverage for prenatal vitamins, NRT, inhaler spacer devices, condoms, epinephrine auto-injectors, and more! Access Infographics The pharmacy provider infographics outline NIHB client eligibility, the OTC product reimbursement process, common OTC products eligible for reimbursement, and pharmacy operations guidance for billing and coordination of benefits. This education will increase pharmacist access to dispensing fees for eligible OTC products, and will help foster therapeutic discussions that may lead to professional services like MedsChecks, Pharmaceutical Opinions, and immunizations. The patient-friendly infographic helps those with NIHB coverage, and their caregivers, by increasing awareness of eligible OTC products and encouraging collaboration with healthcare providers for reimbursement. The ailments and conditions illustrated in this infographic will support patients in identifying and discussing health concerns with their pharmacist.  

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Think Research Corp. acquires MDBriefCase Group Inc.

January 19, 2021
TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2021 – Think Research Corporation, a company focused on transforming healthcare through integrated digital health solutions, today announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of MDBriefCase Group Inc. (“MDBriefCase”), a leading provider of online continuing medical education (CME) and professional development solutions for clinicians and a portfolio company of Persistence Capital Partners. Through this transaction (the “Transaction”), Think Research will be uniquely positioned to educate clinicians internationally on the latest evidence and protocols and also to provide them with the digital tools required to immediately deploy that knowledge into their practice, thereby improving patient care, safety and outcomes. The combination of Think Research and MDBriefCase is expected to create a valuable data feedback loop where data collected through frontline clinical tools can monitor how a clinician’s practice has changed as a result of CME and other programs, and whether adjustments need to be made to further improve CME courses or clinical decision support tools. The Transaction builds on the Company’s momentum and scale following the commencement of its listing on the TSX Venture Exchange (the “TSXV”) on December 30, 2020 and the announcement on January […]

Infectious Disease

Practicing and Managing Complex Patients in the COVID-19 Era

January 7, 2021
A discussion with Dr. Andrew Vellathottam and Don Watts, President, Khure Health The COVID-19 pandemic has made this year an incredibly challenging time for patients and the healthcare system – especially patients with rare and complex conditions. Don Watts, President of Khure Health sat down with Dr. Andrew Vellathottam, a family physician and FHO group lead in Scarborough, Ontario to learn how primary care physicians are adapting to practicing during COVID-19. Don Watts: Iappreciate you taking the time to talk today Dr. Vellathottam.  We’re all so grateful to everyone in healthcare for all that is being done during these difficult times, and certainly to all primary care providers, like yourself, who have also had to make significant changes to practice management and patient care to ensure everyone’s safety  Let me start by asking you about some of the key challenges you have faced managing patient care since the onset of COVID-19? Dr. Vellathottam: At the beginning of the pandemic, we were already a little ahead of the game. I had signed up and been using OTN to get virtual care going well before lockdown and had been doing phone appointments with patients before COVID-19 hit. For me it was about […]

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MDBriefCase and IQVIA collaborate to provide access to specialized e-learning and engagement for HCPs in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia

January 4, 2021
4th January 2021: MDBriefcase Group Inc. (MDBC), Canada’s leading provider of online continuing medical education and professional development for healthcare providers, is excited to announce a strategic alliance with IQVIA in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. IQVIA is a leading global provider of advanced analytics, technology solutions and clinical research services to the life sciences industry. Through this alliance, HCPs can access on-demand medical e-learning solutions and engagement services by MDBC on IQVIAs HCP Space™, a holistic networking and learning platform for healthcare professionals. With over 54,000 registered users it is one of the fastest growing platforms in the region. Professionals on HCP Space will gain access to MDBCs latest content, digital networks, and learning resources available. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with IQVIA to build upon a collective vision we share to connect and support the healthcare community. We now offer a wider and more impactful range of education and communication initiatives,” said Janet Kimura, SVP of MDBC. “This collaboration reflects our ongoing commitment to growth and enabling the healthcare community to quickly and practically integrate evidence, medical insights and knowledge from a preeminent platform that will improve the lives of the patients.” […]

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of November 23

November 23, 2020
Fact or Fiction? The only significant myth for the anti-vaccine community against the COVID-19 is that ‘Big Pharma’ is trying to harm you.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of November 16

November 16, 2020
Fact or Fiction? All current mRNA COVID-19 vaccine candidates will require storage at -70 degrees Celsius.

Infectious Disease

COVID-19 Fact or Fiction? Week of November 9

November 9, 2020
Fact or Fiction? Reopening schools increased risk of SARS-CoV-2 severe outcomes in adults living with school children.