Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, and senior director of pharmacy services for The Kroger Co., discusses how chain pharmacies have a unique opportunity in preventive care services. This video was filmed at the 2019 NACDS Total Store Expo in Boston.


Jim Kirby, PharmD, BCPS, CDE: With the evolution of value-based care, health plans and employers are looking for different providers or different ways to close gaps in care, and pharmacies and pharmacists are very well positioned to help them meet their HEDIS scores or their star ratings because of the access that we have to the patients. So, chain pharmacies are actually very well-positioned just with the number and size of these companies to reach more people than perhaps others could.