January 30, 2015
San Francisco-based Glow, maker of digital health tools for women, integrated Walgreens' Prescription Refill API into its app so that Glow users can refill their birth control prescriptions directly from their Android or iOS app.
This refill feature extends to Walgreens subsidiary Duane Reade as well.
Walgreens first made its medication refill API available to developers in February 2013. The...
January 8, 2015
Qualcomm's 2net Hub
Qualcomm Life announced two major partnerships at CES15 this year: one with pharmaceutical company Novartis and the other with pharmacy chain Walgreens.
Novartis selected Qualcomm Life as a partner for its global Trials of the Future program, in which Novartis is endeavoring to use more mobile technology in its clinical trials and to provide connectivity for future Novartis...
October 2, 2014
WebMD Healthy Target feature
WebMD and Walgreens announced that they will each integrate some of the other's digital health services into their online and mobile offerings. Walgreens customers that have a WebMD account will now be able to refill prescriptions and make clinic appointments at Walgreens through the WebMD website or app. Walgreens digital offerings will also now include some of...
September 8, 2014
Wearable device maker Misfit Wearables released its Misfit Developer Toolkit so that other health apps and devices can integrate Misfit's data into their products. So far, more than 30 companies have partnered with Misfit to use the developer kit.
The toolkit offers Misfit's cloud API, the device's SDK, and the company's scientific library, which includes Misfit’s...
June 10, 2014
Teladoc was one of the many signatories on one of the letters recently sent to incoming HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell.
After efforts to remove restrictions from CMS coverage of telehealth through legislative channels have stalled, telehealth stakeholders have sent a barrage of open letters to incoming US Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell, urging her to use her newfound...
November 20, 2013
Consumer health app iTriage has expanded its appointment booking feature to also offer scheduling for Walgreens' Take Care Health System Clinics. iTriage can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices.
At Walgreens Healthcare Clinics, which are located at around 750 Walgreens locations across the country, patients can schedule and confirm an appointment on their iTriage app to see a nurse...
November 1, 2013
Clinical Ink, a pharma-focused mobile clinical trial data collection company, has raised $4.3 million. FCA Venture partners led the round, with additional funding from 10 undisclosed angel investors.
Clinical Ink makes SureSource, a windows-based tablet software for healthcare providers to collect clinical trial data electronically at the point of care. They use Windows tablets because stylus...
September 9, 2013
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based ZappRx raised $1 million in a round of funding led by Atlas Venture’s Jean-Francois Formela and Ryan Moore. Other investors that contributed include Life Sciences Angel Network and Hakan Satiroglu. The money will be used for the e-prescription app, set to launch soon.
This is the first public funding raise for the company, which was founded in 2005.
In addition to...
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...
February 8, 2013
Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson
Verizon announced the election of Walgreens CEO Gregory Wasson to its board of directors, just a week after AT&T added retired Humana CEO Michael McCallister to its board.
Wasson has been Walgreens CEO since 2009, working his way up within the company from pharmacy intern in 1980. Walgreens has been a strong driver of mobile health engagement, with a hugely...