CHICAGO — Higi health stations are slated to be deployed at all Wegmans Food Markets Inc. supermarket and corporate locations.
Higi said Tuesday that more than 100 higi kiosks will be installed over the next several months at Wegmans sites in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The food and drug retailer operates 88 stores, all with pharmacies.
The higi stations will enable Wegmans customers and employes to conveniently measure their weight, body mass index (BMI), pulse and blood pressure.
The kiosks also provide users with the higi Score, a proprietary measurement encompassing vital health statistics, lifestyle and social relationships that’s designed to give people one number to “quantify their life” and show how the choices they make impact their health.
Users, too, will be able to securely store their data in a private, online higi account for reference and progress comparison. They can also use the higi mobile application and website, which provide wellness-related content and activity tracking tools.
In addition, plans call for higi to create, promote and maintain quarterly health challenges for Wegmans customers and employees. Any Wegmans customer or employee who maintains a personal health record with the current pharmacy solution will be able to migrate his or her data to the higi platform.
“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to Wegmans’ success through our shared vision of making health and wellness part of the everyday lives of those who we touch,” Jim Farrell, senior vice president of partner sales at higi, said in a statement. “Higi looks forward to helping Wegmans further its legacy of innovation and customer service to make every Wegmans store a place to stay healthy, be social and have fun.”
Retail chains offering higi stations include Rite Aid, Fred’s Pharmacy, Publix, Stop & Shop, Giant, ShopRite and Whole Foods Markets, among others.