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Walgreens touts telehealth’s convenience

Walgreens touts telehealth’s convenience

With convenience playing a bigger role in consumers’ health care decisions, Walgreens is showing how easy virtual health visits can be. In an online video posted this week, the drug chain demonstrates the user-friendly access to telehealth services via the Walgreens mobile app, powered by connected health provider MDLive. The video illustrates that after just

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,

Telehealth push is initiated at CVS

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health is working with telehealth companies American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can improve patient care. The telehealth firms will begin receiving referred CVS customers as well as referring their own customers to 150 retail clinics in six states

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

CVS makes bigger push into telehealth

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health has stepped up efforts to provide telehealth services through pilots with a trio of telemedicine technology companies. CVS said Wednesday that it’s working with American Well, Doctor On Demand and Teladoc to explore how direct-to-consumer telehealth providers, retail pharmacy and retail clinic providers can collaborate to improve patient care. Connected

HealthSpot eyes rapid lab tests for telehealth kiosks

HealthSpot eyes rapid lab tests for telehealth kiosks

DENVER — Connected care solution provider HealthSpot aims to bring rapid lab tests to retail pharmacy clinics via new technology from Samsung. HealthSpot said Monday that at the 2015 NACDS Total Store Expo it will showcase the Samsung LABGEO PT10 clinical chemistry analyzer, a compact, point-of-care lab device that analyzes a drop of a pharmacy

CVS: Patients give high marks to telehealth

CVS: Patients give high marks to telehealth

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — Retail clinic patients find the telehealth experience very satisfying, according to a CVS Health Research Institute study of a pilot program at MinuteClinic. CVS said Tuesday that satisfaction with quality of care and other factors were measured among patients participating in a telehealth technology pilot conducted at MinuteClinic locations in California and

Rite Aid opens first HealthSpot stations

CAMP HILL, Pa. — One of the nation’s leading retail drug chains has teamed up with a pioneer in patient- and provider-driven health care technology. Last month, Rite Aid Corp. and HealthSpot announced the opening of HealthSpot stations in 25 Rite Aid pharmacies in Ohio. Through the HealthSpot stations, customers are able to conveniently access

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

Rite Aid ups ante in health care arena

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A flurry of moves this month by Rite Aid Corp. further its growth as a retail health care company. First, Rite Aid unveiled plans to pilot walk-in HealthSpot telehealth stations in the greater Akron/Canton, Cleveland and Dayton/Springfield markets in Ohio. Robert Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy, said the drug chain

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