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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is partnering with startup accelerator MassChallenge and digital health venture fund Rock Health to drive innovation in connected health solutions and and expand areas of focus. CVS said Wednesday that, as part of its digital strategy, the company is building relationships with cutting-edge organizations in key markets — Boston for