August 1, 2019
Yale University School of Medicine and digital health company Sharecare have signed a licensing agreement to develop new online tools for the former’s physician assistant students. The program will be specifically developed to meet the online format. The tools will include mini-lectures, interactive quizzes and a virtual lab to supplement the cadaver labs. Yale will be using this partnership to...
July 19, 2018
California-based telehealth provider InTouch Health inked a letter of intent alongside Rite Aid to explore how the virtual care platform can be implemented by the retail pharmacy chain to boost customers’ access to care.
Specifically, the deal looks to bring InTouch’s technology to health kiosks owned by Rite Aid. These kiosks could be placed in Rite Aid’s pharmacies, or installed in “alternative...
June 15, 2016
Retail pharmacy chain Rite Aid has purchased the assets of shuttered telemedicine kiosk company HealthSpot at auction for $1.15 million, according to MedCity News. Rite Aid, a major former customer of HealthSpot's, made the second of two bids for the assets, which include 191 kiosks, most of which have never been deployed. The first bid, for $1 million, came from a local Ohio investment group....
October 28, 2015
Higi is one digital health company that has a relationship with Rite Aid.
Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire Rite Aid for $9 a share, or a total of $9.4 billion, the companies announced yesterday. The merger represents a major consolidation in the drug store sector in the United States -- according to the Wall Street Journal, the combined marketshare of Walgreens and Rite Aid will be 46.5...
October 15, 2014
San Diego, California-based GreatCall, the company that makes smartphones and flip phones for seniors, has partnered with Rite Aid to distribute Great Call products in more than 4,000 Rite Aid pharmacies. In addition, as an extra facet to the partnership, the Touch3, GreatCall's current smartphone model, will now come with the Rite Aid pharmacy app pre-loaded.
“Today’s older adults are redefining...
August 14, 2014
A Stayhealthy HealthCenter kiosk.
Health kiosk startup higi has merged with Stayhealthy, another mobile health company that also has a health kiosk business. The two announced the merger last week. The new company will apparently still be known as higi. Higi's Jeff Bennett will stay on as CEO, while Stayhealthy CEO John Collins will take on the role of Vice Chairman and Director of Innovation...
March 13, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland-based WellDoc, one of the earliest and best known mobile health companies focused on diabetes management, has appointed Kevin McRaith as the company's new president. McRaith most recently served as VP of Sales & Marketing at Human Genome Sciences, and previously worked at Genentech, Abbott and Baxter. In this role McRaith will report to WellDoc CEO Ryan Sysko. WellDoc's...
February 6, 2014
Digital health startup higi has signed an agreement with Rite Aid to get its kiosks, which were already dispersed throughout 2,000 stores like Publix, Whole Foods, and CVS, into Rite Aid pharmacies. Between the second quarter of 2014 and early 2015, the company plans to roll out 4,100 kiosks in Rite Aid stores.
“We are very excited to be expanding higi on a national level through this new...
June 14, 2013
Walgreens app on left, CVS app on right
A 2012 Deloitte survey of 613 U.S. primary care and specialist physicians selected from the American Medical Association found that 19 percent of health care providers offer their patients a web-based program to refill prescriptions online. While some retail pharmacies have been offering apps with prescription refill features for a few years, others have...