Walgreens

By Jonah Comstock 07:35 am August 20, 2015
Walgreens has redesigned its app for the first time in four years and, at the same time, released some interesting data about app usage stats. The new app maintains the same features as Walgreen's previous app, but is more proactive. When the user needs to refill a prescription, a prescription is ready for pickup, or when it's time for a user to take a pill, a message will pop up on the app's...
By Jonah Comstock 09:21 am August 3, 2015
The next big step for WebMD will be to start to move WebMD and Medscape content beyond their home websites and out onto social media sites, CEO David Schlanger said in the company's Q2 earnings call. "In the digital ecosystem it's become clear that people are using social platforms as means to do more than just connect with their friends and family, but really as destinations to find information...
By Jonah Comstock 11:46 am June 26, 2015
Johnson & Johnson has teamed up with Walgreens to integrate the Johnson & Johnson Official 7 Minute Workout app into the Walgreens Balance Rewards for healthy choices program. Balance Rewards for healthy choices allows Walgreens customers to earn rewards points by tracking health markers with devices from Jawbone, Fitbit, iHealth, and Withings and apps like MapMyFitness, MyFitnessPal,...
By Aditi Pai 05:53 am June 11, 2015
More than 70 percent of Walgreens Balance Rewards members participating in the healthy choices program with a connected device were still active in the program a year later, according to Walgreens. The retail pharmacy released data from a series of studies the company conducted in 2014, showing that their rewards program increased adherence to hypertension and diabetes medications. One study...
By Jonah Comstock 07:53 am June 10, 2015
Walgreens, which partnered with MDLive to offer telemedicine services in two states last December, has added three more states to its rollout and announced that MDLive video visits will now be available on desktop computers and tablets, in addition to smartphones. Colorado, Washington, and Illinois will join California and Michigan on the list of states where Walgreens offers virtual doctor...
By Jonah Comstock 10:17 am May 26, 2015
Cambridge-based online patient community business PatientsLikeMe is teaming up with Boston-area health system Partners HealthCare to provide information and insights from PLM's platform to Partners' patients. “We’re excited to work with such an esteemed health system to help patients and their care teams have a more complete understanding of patients’ whole health experience, and to support...
By Aditi Pai 11:16 am April 14, 2015
WebMD's Apple Watch app The Apple Watch is set to launch in just a few days. And in the past few weeks, a number of health and wellness-focused companies have announced their soon-to-launch Apple Watch apps. At the end of March, MobiHealthNews counted at least 19 new health and fitness apps that were announced for the Apple Watch. Since then, there's been at least another 18. Here are 18 more...
By Jonah Comstock 11:40 am April 13, 2015
Since Walgreens merged with UK drugstore chain Boots last year, the company has been ramping up its digital strategy and has announced a slew of strategic partnerships with companies like Qualcomm Life, WebMD, MDLive, and PatientsLikeMe. Walgreens President and Walgreens Boots Alliance EVP Alex Gourlay, who transitioned over from Boots in the merger, spoke at HIMSS this week in Chicago about each...
By Jonah Comstock 11:02 am March 19, 2015
Japanese medical device company Omron Healthcare, which has been marketing digital thermometers and blood pressure monitors for over 50 years, just launched its first smartphone-connected activity tracker, along with a new app that tracks fitness data and integrates with Apple Health. The Alvita Wireless Activity Tracker, a Bluetooth-enabled clip-on activity tracker, records steps, distance, and...
By Jonah Comstock 06:41 am February 19, 2015
Walgreens is adding data from PatientsLikeMe to its online health dashboard, giving patients a view of possible medication side effects sourced directly from other patients. The deal represents a first for both companies: It's the first time PatientsLikeMe has allowed its data to be displayed on another company's website, and the first time Walgreens has featured externally contributed data on...