Walgreens recently established an internal tech-enabled health care start-up to develop a consumer-focused, technology-enabled health care engagement platform that features physical and digital tools. The platform is part of an effort to develop an integrated digital and physical health care delivery model. The company anticipates an official launch in the fourth fiscal quarter.
Walgreens executives discussed the platform at the 39th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. They said the platform will be based on a health marketplace that allows each consumer to “find care, get care, and manage care” through a series of partnerships. The executives said some components of the platform would be developed by the internal start up and some components would be provided by contracted companies. For the medical adherence component, they said Walgreens recently signed a contract with MyMeds. Walgreens envisions the system as including a scheduling system, a treatment adherence system, a virtual telehealth network; it would also have the ability to accept data from health condition management digital applications. The company is still signing contracts with partners to provide the platform components.
Walgreens is included in the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a global leader in retail and wholesale pharmacy. Its more than 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands serve about 8 million customers daily. Its pharmacists provide a wide range of pharmacy and health care services.
This was reported by Walgreen Co. on January 13, 2021.
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