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Walgreens debuts online health research center

Walgreens debuts online health research center

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help promote more effective and efficient patient care, Walgreens has launched the Center for Health & Wellbeing Research, a website with more than 50 Walgreens outcomes studies conducted over the past six years. Walgreens said Tuesday that the new Walgreens.com/research site provides summaries, links and original documents related to company research

Users realize benefits of Walgreens mental health platform

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens announced that nearly three-quarters of visitors to a digital platform that hosts free tools to screen for certain psychological disorders are taking “follow-up steps.” Walgreens introduced the platform a year ago with Mental Health America (MHA), a nonprofit that describes its mission as “addressing the needs of those living with mental

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

Walgreens: Late-to-refill reminder calls have impact

DEERFIELD, Ill — Reminder calls from pharmacists prove effective in getting late-to-refill seniors back on their medication regimen, according to a Walgreens study. Medicare Part D patients who were late to refill prescriptions and received reminder calls from local Walgreens pharmacists showed almost 23% greater adherence within the first 14 days of the expected refill

Walgreens study shows health tracking’s value

Walgreens study shows health tracking’s value

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Automated health tracking can improve long-term health engagement, according to findings from a study by Walgreens and the Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI). Walgreens said Monday that the research examined usage patterns in its Balance Rewards for healthy choices (BRhc) loyalty program, which enables members to track health activities and get incentives

Walgreens unveils online skin care platform

DEERFIELD, Ill. — To help meet the growing need for skin care resources and accessible care and treatment, Walgreens has launched a new skin care answers platform, available through Walgreens.com and the Walgreens mobile app. The average wait time for patients looking to see a dermatologist in the U.S., according to Walgreens, is nearly 29

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: Multiple interventions best for adherence

Walgreens: Multiple interventions best for adherence

DEERFIELD, Ill. — A new study from Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. indicates that pharmacy interventions can lead to greater medication adherence and lower health care costs. The study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Health Care Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Community Pharmacy,” was published in a recent issue of Population Health ­Management. The

Walgreens: Pharmacist interventions pay off

Walgreens: Pharmacist interventions pay off

DEERFIELD, Ill. — New research by Walgreens finds that pharmacist interventions can play a key role in improving patients’ medication adherence and achieving related health care benefits. Walgreens said Monday that the study, titled “Improving Medication Adherence and Healthcare Outcomes in a Commercial Population Through a Retail Pharmacy Chain,” is one of the first to

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 app provides virtual access to physicians

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreen Co. is testing a mobile app that enables patients to see a physician and obtain a prescription without leaving home. The company said patients in California and Michigan can now contact a physician around the clock through Walgreens’ telemedicine app for smartphones or tablet computers. The virtual visits cost $49, and