AMA slaps down Bupa-Terry White partnership before it even begins

The Australian Medical Association has slammed a partnership between health insurer Bupa and TerryWhite Chemmart pharmacies involving new services and a health app as an attack on general practice, even before the official announcement.

The “strategic partnership” is due to be launched in May and will provide Bupa's four million health fund members with a range of initiatives and “a health app aimed at providing significant value and personalised care” from TerryWhite Chemmart (TWCM) pharmacies around Australia.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: AMA, Bupa, Terry White Chemmart

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+2 # SA Health staffer 2019-03-07 10:03
"[...] said health insurance has traditionally had limited involvement in pharmacy" - except of course for Bupa, the company formerly known as Mutual Community, which was formerly the health insurance arm of the company that owned National Pharmacies. Next we'll have someone saying "men have traditionally not worn flared trousers" - actually it has indeed happened before and only a misguided few want them back :-)
# WA Primary Health Alliance Staffer 2019-03-14 15:03
HBF owns the Friendlies brand of pharmacies in WA.

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