Walgreens

By Aditi Pai 03:28 pm May 10, 2016
Walgreens has once again expanded its partnership with video visits company MDLive, adding behavioral health visits from Breakthrough Behavioral, which was acquired by MDLive in 2014. Breakthrough Behavioral offers patients an alternative to in-person therapy sessions. Patients can use Breakthrough Behavioral's site to choose a licensed therapy professional based on their personal profiles and...
By Aditi Pai 06:31 am November 17, 2015
Proteus Digital Health, which offers an ingestible sensor and digital medicine system, has hired Molly O’Neill as its chief commercial officer. O'Neill previously served as SVP of business development at Tenet Health, a healthcare services company. Before working at Tenet, O'Neill worked at Ascension Health Care Network, Inova Health System, and Duke University Health System. At Proteus, O'Neill...
By Aditi Pai 10:46 am November 10, 2015
Walgreens announced that it expanded its telehealth offering, which the company launched in partnership with MDLive last year, to 20 more states. The telehealth service is now offered in 25 states total -- after launching with two, it added another three in June. The company also announced the launch of a new app, called Walgreens Connect, in partnership with Qualcomm Life that allows Walgreens...
By Jonah Comstock 09:34 am 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...
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...