VIDEO: Innovations in Healthcare Delivery

CVS Health's courageous decision to stop selling cigarettes – and all tobacco products – was years in the making. It was a critical part of the company's mission to provide healthcare solutions, especially to those who most need culturally competent care. The company's evolution as a health-care leader was explained by Dr. Nancy Gagliano, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Minute Clinic at DiversityInc's event.

Dr. Nancy Gagliano

Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Minute Clinic

CVS Health

Nancy J. Gagliano, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of CVS/minuteclinic and Senior Vice President of CVS Health. CVS/minuteclinic is the largest and fastest growing retail medical clinic provider in the United States. A member of the CVS/minuteclinic leadership team since 2010, Dr. Gagliano is responsible for physician oversight, expansion of services and clinics, as well as internal operations. CVS/minuteclinic nurse practitioners and physician assistants have seen more than 21 million patients to date and have received a 95 percent patient satisfaction rating.

Prior to joining the company, Dr. Gagliano spent more than 21 years at Massachusetts General Hospital. Most recently, she served as the Senior Vice President of Practice Improvement at Massachusetts General Hospital where she oversaw ambulatory quality, service, operations improvement and integration of technology for MGH's 400 ambulatory practices.

Dr. Gagliano is a graduate of Union College and Harvard Medical School. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. In 1989, she completed a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at The Children's Hospital in Boston. She is a board- certified internist and practiced as a primary care provider at MGH's Women's Health Associates. In 2001, Dr. Gagliano was named by Boston Magazine as one of Boston's "Top Docs" for women.

In addition, while working at MGH, Dr. Gagliano was an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In this role she was an educator of medical students, residents, fellows and faculty. Her research and teaching efforts focused on developing physician leaders and also the integration of technology into the practice environment.

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State-of-the-art multi-assay test system helps people with diabetes get the HbA1c results they need within three minutes — allowing more time for consultation and care during a single healthcare visit.

Originally Published by Abbott.

Abbott announced the launch of its Afinion™ 2 analyzer in the U.S., the newest generation of the Afinion test system. The Afinion 2 builds on Abbott's heritage in diabetes care by empowering patients with information about their health that they can discuss with their providers during a single visit.

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Some close to the issue are claiming this is a civil rights matter.

Minnesota has a civil rights issue. Thousands of people with disabilities who can't find quality home care are forced to resort to living with people three times their age. The state of Minnesota is paying for 1,500 people who are under the age of 65 to live in assisted living. This is the case with 25-year-old Korrie Johnson.

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