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Walmart, Sharecare team to improve wellbeing of store associates

Walmart, Sharecare team to improve wellbeing of store associates

ATLANTA and BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sharecare, the digital health company helping people manage all their health in one place, and Walmart Inc. have announced a strategic partnership aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the retail giant’s associates and their families and friends, as well as the people living in the communities in which

It’s a mobile health tech explosion

It’s a mobile health tech explosion

There’s no slowing down the proliferation of mobile health technology. Currently, consumers can choose from more than 318,500 health-related mobile apps — almost double the number two years ago — and about 200 new apps are launched daily. What’s more, over 340 consumer wearable devices are now on the market globally. And supporting the burgeoning

Sam’s Club to deploy higi health kiosks

Sam’s Club to deploy higi health kiosks

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Sam’s Club is adding higi health screening stations to most of its more than 600 locations with a pharmacy. The Walmart warehouse club chain said Tuesday that the higi health kiosks enable customers to measure their blood pressure, pulse, weight and body mass index (BMI). In addition, consumers can track their health

Pharmacy patient reviews that carry weight

Pharmacy patient reviews that carry weight

Not all pharmacy patient reviews are the same, according to digital health specialist RxWiki. The Austin, Texas-based company, known for its Digital Pharmacist software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, on Thursday said it has launched Patient Verified Reviews. The service enables pharmacy patients to rate their pharmacy after submitting a prescription refill through a website or mobile app powered

NCPA extends digital health pact with RxWiki

NCPA extends digital health pact with RxWiki

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association has entered a five-year agreement with digital health provider RxWiki Inc. NCPA said Tuesday that the pact extends an existing agreement with RxWiki and secures the association members’ benefits through 2021. With the extension, NCPA member pharmacies such benefits as an annual digital health check; a royalty-free

Walgreens launches teledermatology service

Walgreens launches teledermatology service

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens has launched an online skin care platform that includes a telehealth service for dermatological conditions. Available via Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app, the skin care platform provides informational resources and extended skin care services, including the DermatologistOnCall teledermatology service through Iagnosis, which offers online dermatology consultations with U.S.-based, board-certified specialists.

Walgreens uses digital motivation to spur adherence

Walgreens uses digital motivation to spur adherence

NORWALK, Conn. — Later this month, Walgreens plans to finish the implementation of a platform from HealthPrize Technologies designed to drive patient engagement and medication adherence. Plans call for the HealthPrize Action Engine platform to be offered via the Walgreens website, and for the drug chain to offer the program to pharmaceutical sponsors as a

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,

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

Opportunities in health care tech in the silver economy

We all know the aging of the U.S. population is one of the biggest demographic changes of our era. This is presenting not only challenges to health care providers and governments but also opportunities for new technologies that deliver health services more efficiently, more effectively or faster. Here, we outline some key health tech innovations

Technology enables retailers to keep up with customers

Technology enables retailers to keep up with customers

Drug stores are an integral part of daily life for many consumers, who embrace them as a one-stop shop to pick up essentials, grab a snack and refill a prescription on the go. Even as the drug store channel has consolidated in recent years, these retailers have not been slack in coming up with ways

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

CVS boosts digital Rx functionality with new tools

CVS boosts digital Rx functionality with new tools

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has unveiled a suite of digital tools designed to help customers better manage and adhere to their prescriptions. The company said Wednesday that the five new digital health tools — Apple Watch app integration, Scan Paper Script, Insurance Card Scan, MedRemind and in-store pharmacy messages — were developed to address

Digital technology push accelerated by CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has established two partnerships to drive faster innovation and expand areas of focus for connected health ­solutions. The company has joined with start-up accelerator MassChallenge and digital health venture fund Rock Health to propel digital health initiatives. The partnerships follow the opening of the CVS Digital Innovation Lab in June.