December 5, 2017
When Fitbit announced, after months of hints and rumors, that it was launching a smartwatch, it seemed likely that the answer to one big question would determine whether the health and fitness company could succeed: Could Fitbit build an app store to compete with the Apple Watch's?
Now, the app store in question, Fitbit's App Gallery, is finally starting to take shape. Fitbit announced today that...
February 19, 2017
Walgreens’ Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices program, a set of web, app and text-based programs designed to improve medication adherence, activity and immunization, among other things, may be simple, but it appears to be working.
In addition to high engagement rates with the app and positive reviews from users, Walgreens has found the use of its Balance Rewards program, which operates...
November 17, 2016
Online network PatientsLikeMe, which offers information and support for people living with a chronic condition, is expanding the amount of patient-generated information it offers through Walgreens.com to enhance understanding of certain prescription medications and their effects.
Walgreens started adding data from PatientsLikeMe last year, representing a first for both companies: PatientsLikeMe...
September 20, 2016
Walgreens' website and mobile app will now features access to skin care services for those looking to get quick, affordable dermatology questions answered when they can’t get access to a skin care specialist.
Through a partnership with teledermatology provider Iagnosis, Walgreens will offer visitors the site or app access to DermatologistOnCall, Iagnosis’ flagship program featuring dermatology...
September 12, 2016
Today Walgreens shared new data from two studies that show the company's mobile tools -- both its mobile pill reminder and its Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices platform -- improve medication adherence for users.
“People increasingly want to become more engaged in their own health care, and with Walgreens digital health offerings, we give our customers the ability to positively impact their...
August 17, 2016
IBM Watson Health announced that its Watson for Oncology program, trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, will be rolled out to 21 hospitals throughout China. The initial 21-hospital introduction is the beginning of a multi-year partnership through which IBM's Chinese partner Hangzhou CognitiveCare will introduce Watson for Oncology to hospitals across China. More.
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August 16, 2016
Digital patient engagement company HealthPrize Technologies has partnered with Walgreens to offer its medication adherence platform on the drugstore chain’s website. The program will be offered to patients filling certain brand-name prescriptions for chronic conditions, starting with diabetes and eventually expanding to others. The platform will be web-based, but Walgreen's site is optimized for...
August 12, 2016
Over the years, more and more companies have gone public in the digital health space and existing public companies have gotten into the space, either on their own or thorugh acquisitions. Here's a roundup of digital health talk on the latest round of second quarter investor calls and quarterly finance reports.
Fitbit. San Francisco-based Fitbit, maker of a series of popular wearable activity...
July 7, 2016
The National Institutes of Health announced a number of partners today who will receive a total of $55 million in grant money for 2016 to build the foundational structures of the White House's Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). The PMI Cohort Program includes five companies that make up the Participant Technologies Center, which will be responsible for creating mobile apps to enroll, consent,...
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....