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Walgreens names new VP of digital health

Walgreens names new VP of digital health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens is promoting Greg Orr to vice president of digital health, taking over from Adam Pellegrini, who is leaving the company to join Fitbit Inc. A Walgreens spokeswoman confirmed late Wednesday that Orr, currently senior director of digital health, will assume the new role effective Sept. 1. Orr joined Walgreens as director

Walgreens digital exec Pellegrini to join Fitbit

Walgreens digital exec Pellegrini to join Fitbit

SAN FRANCISCO — Walgreens Boots Alliance executive Adam Pelligrini is leaving the company to join activity tracker device maker Fitbit Inc. as vice president of digital health. Fitbit said Monday that Pellegrini is slated to start at the company on Sept. 6. He will be responsible for leading Fitbit’s efforts to connect its products, information,

Walgreens launches online mental health services

Walgreens launches online mental health services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has rolled out an online mental health platform that offers informational resources, screening tools, a therapist/psychiatrist locator, and live video chats with mental health professionals. The drug chain said Tuesday that in tandem with Mental Health America (MHA), it has launched Mental Health Answers, a website section dedicated to mental health. At

Walgreens enhances digital capabilities

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has expanded access to telehealth services and brought new mobile functionality to its Balance Rewards loyalty program, including integration with Apple Pay. This month Walgreens said it has begun offering telehealth services in another 20 states under its partnership with connected health provider MDLive. Via an expansion of the Walgreens mobile

Walgreens proceeds with telehealth expansion

Walgreens proceeds with telehealth expansion

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has begun offering telehealth services in another 20 states under its partnership with connected health provider MDLive. The drug chain said Tuesday that via an expansion of the Walgreens mobile app, MDLive’s telehealth services have become available to users in Alabama, Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina,

J&J fitness app integrates with Walgreens Balance Rewards

J&J fitness app integrates with Walgreens Balance Rewards

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies Inc. has teamed up with the Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices loyalty program to encourage and reward healthy behavior. Under the partnership, the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout app has integrated with Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) to enable program members

Walgreens loyalty plan promotes health

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. says that its Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) program, which awards loyalty points for healthy behaviors and activities, is helping members lose weight and driving better medication adherence among participants with hypertension and/or diabetes. According to a new white paper and outcomes data the company released, active members who

Walgreens program promotes healthier behaviors

Walgreens program promotes healthier behaviors

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new white paper from Walgreens finds that its Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) loyalty program is encouraging healthier behaviors by members, including weight loss and improved medication adherence by those with hypertension and/or diabetes. The drug chain said Thursday that the white paper data, from a series of related Walgreens

Walgreens ramps up telehealth services

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens plans to expand telehealth services access via its mobile app and website to 25 states by the end of this year. The drug chain said Wednesday that as part of the effort, Walgreens mobile app users in Colorado, Illinois and Washington can now access telehealth services, provided through its partnership with

UnitedHealthcare, WBA pilot mobile rewards

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. and UnitedHealthcare have partnered in a pilot program to integrate Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices with UnitedHealthcare’s mobile app, Health4Me. Through the collaboration people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s fully insured plans in Arizona and Illinois can earn Balance Rewards points for completing certain healthy activities, with the opportunity

Walgreens, UnitedHealth enable rewards points for plan members

Walgreens, UnitedHealth enable rewards points for plan members

DEERFIELD, Ill., and MINNETONKA, Minn. — Members of UnitedHealthcare insurance plans in Arizona and Illinois will be able to earn Walgreens Balance Rewards points for completing certain healthy activities and redeem the points to save on merchandise at Walgreens in-store or online. The companies said Monday that their collaboration will integrate Walgreens Balance Rewards for

Helping consumers navigate the wild world of health apps

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