Medco and Revolution Health Join Forces to Make Healthy Living Easier for Millions of Americans

Medco Health Solutions, Inc., one of the nation’s leading pharmacy benefit managers, and Revolution Health, a leading consumer-centric health company created by AOL Co-founder Steve Case, today announced that they have joined forces to create an engaging consumer portal that Medco customers can provide to their members to empower them to be healthier and better control their health care costs. Among many of the portal’s innovative services will be a comprehensive, personal health record, enabling members to easily and safely store their health information online.
Under this agreement, Revolution Health — which already reaches millions of individual consumers through its comprehensive health site, and Medco, serving about 60 million Americans, will deploy a suite of online tools that are personal and action-oriented, making healthy living simpler, more approachable and more transparent. The joint effort will also bring to market communication capabilities and campaign management tools never before offered in the health arena.
“Medco’s experience has shown that when members are offered easy-to-use tools and information that help them live healthier and save money, they take action,” said David B. Snow Jr., Medco chairman and CEO. “By combining Medco’s expertise and leading online pharmacy capabilities with the innovative content, tools and programs offered by Revolution Health, we are expanding our suite of consumer-engagement products and services we offer to clients to more easily and effectively enable members to improve their health.”
{Revolution Health wants consumers to use PHRs that will give Revolution Health and Medco access to the sensitive health information naïve consumers enter into their PHRs.  Consumers are being led to believe that the medical records they enter into PHRs will be safe and private.  Wrong. PHRs are NOT legal medical records and therefore have NO protections under any laws. This means that Revolution Health and Medco can datamine the PHRs and sell any health records patients have entered. ~ Dr. Deborah Peel, Patient Privacy Rights}

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