Always good to see new networks of size come about or be announced and under the radar of a lot of people in the industry, last week saw Cardinal Health (a not insignificant sized company, being No. 19 on the Fortune 500) announce the Pharmacy Health Network, described as “a digital signage network designed to reach retail pharmacy customers with dynamic video at the point-of influence”.
The network was formally introduced to Cardinal Health’s independent pharmacy partners, franchisees, and vendors at their annual Retail Business Conference in Washington DC.
We are expecting that Cardinal will separate the official PHN press release from the event coverage and will make a further announcement in the next week or so.
The PHN site, www.phntv.com, however, is already up and public, and provides some pretty good detail on what the network is about and will be.
We think but are not sure that this is a win for Real Digital Media.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $91 billion, global company serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals, physician offices and pharmacies reduce costs, improve safety, productivity and profitability, and deliver better care to patients. With a focus on making supply chains more efficient, reducing hospital-acquired infections and breaking the cycle of harmful medication errors, Cardinal Health develops market-leading technologies, including Alaris(R) IV pumps, Pyxis(R) automated dispensing and patient identification systems, MedMined(TM) electronic infection surveillance service and VIASYS(R) respiratory care products. The company also manufactures medical and surgical products and is one of the largest distributors of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies worldwide. Ranked No. 18 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 40,000 people on five continents. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com.
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