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By  Laura Lovett 11:55 am April 9, 2021
Tech-enabled, value-based primary care provider VillageMD is looking to public markets, according a Bloomberg report. The Walgreens-backed company uses a team-based model to provide care for patients. Teams include pharmacists, lab techs, behavioral health counselors, nurses, physicians and other care givers. The company has a hybrid approach to care that includes in-person clinics, virtual care ...
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By  Laura Lovett 02:43 pm March 4, 2021
Walgreens has tapped some of the biggest names in digital health like Abbott, BetterHelp and Hinge Health to expand its offering on its Find Care platform. The pharmacy retail giant has now included 11 new digital health companies in the Find Care platform, which was first launched in 2018 to help connect customers to healthcare providers. As of today, a total of 45 digital health companies are...

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By  Mallory Hackett 12:25 pm October 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered how nearly every facet of life is conducted, especially when it comes to healthcare. More and more, the ways that people receive care are transforming to include new venues. Alex Gourlay, co-COO of Walgreens, today discussed the ways that Walgreens has and will remodel itself from a community pharmacy into a full-fledged healthcare destination. “Healthcare has...

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By  Dave Muoio 03:05 pm July 16, 2020
Retail pharmacy chain Walgreens has cut a new deal with DoorDash that will bring on-demand delivery of over-the-counter medications and other health, wellness and convenience products to consumers, the companies announced today. Starting today, customers living in the Chicago, Atlanta and Denver areas can place orders for more than 2,300 items via the DoorDash app or website. The companies said...
By  Laura Lovett 03:36 pm March 2, 2020
In mid-January an error in the Walgreens app led to the leak of customers' secure messages. Specifically, the error allowed customers to see each other's information, including personal data such as names and prescription drug information.  The company announced the breach late last week, assuring customers that following the breach it disabled the message viewing feature in the app “to prevent...
By  Laura Lovett 01:51 pm November 20, 2019
Yesterday Propeller Health, maker of digital management tools for patients with respiratory conditions, announced a new deal with CVS, Walmart, Kroger, and Rite Aid, allowing its members to tap into the retail giants’ pharmacy services through the Propeller app.  Propeller is best known for its sensor-enabled inhalers, which can give patients and providers insights about use, symptom triggers and...
By  Dave Muoio 01:38 pm July 23, 2019
Roughly a year after its launch, Walgreens Boots Alliance announced that its Find Care platform — a mobile and web tool guiding consumers toward curated health services — has added eight new partners including Propeller Health, Dexcom and a handful of regional health systems. The two digital companies’ connected inhaler sensors and CGM devices add new chronic care management options to the retail...
By  Jonah Comstock 03:32 pm January 10, 2019
Respiratory health company Propeller Health, which was recently acquired by ResMed for $225 million, announced this week in San Francisco a partnership with Walgreens and a new feature for users of its platform. The new feature, called My Pharmacy, will allow Propeller’s end users, patients with asthma and COPD, to connect to pharmacy services without leaving the Propeller app. At launch, users...
By  Laura Lovett 04:56 pm November 6, 2018
During the third quarter of 2018, the digital health space has seen a slew of deals with healthcare providers in the US, UK and elsewhere around the world. While telemedicine has continued to be a trend within the provider space, health systems are starting to turn their attention to some of the latest cutting-edge technology, such as voice.  But as these technologies advance, some physicians are...
Walgreens launches new a digital platform for connecting customers to healthcare providers
By  Jonah Comstock 04:25 pm July 26, 2018
Walgreens Boots Alliance has launched a new digital platform, available through its mobile app and website, called Find Care Now. The service is designed to be a curated way to connect customers to a range of healthcare providers that Walgreens has partnered with, including telemedicine companies, digital-enabled house call companies, and more traditional providers. “Find Care Now is ultimately a...