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The digitalization of health care is helping improve efficiencies, eliminate barriers and advance patient care across the system. From robot-assisted surgery to mining big data and everywhere in between – technology and digital infrastructure are helping move the needle forward so that health care teams can harness opportunities to deliver the best possible care for patients.
From a very young age, those living with Cystic Fibrosis are aware that they have a life-threatening condition, and that their future might be uncertain. A new drug that has been referred to as the biggest innovation in cystic fibrosis treatment is changing that. As of November 2021, Trikafta, developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is available to Nova Scotians with cystic fibrosis for free through the province’s pharmacare program.
Sobeys and Lawtons Drugs and Nova Scotia Health are partnering on an innovative collaborative care model that will provide Nova Scotians in the New Glasgow and Truro areas with another option for timely, routine, non-urgent health concerns. Known as Lawtons Drugs Pharmacist Walk-in Clinic+, pharmacists and a nurse practitioner will provide primary care at walk-in clinics above Sobeys owned Lawtons Drug pharmacies through this unique partnership.