mHealthWatch learned from the floor of the 2015 mHealth Summit that the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) has presented Walgreens with its first Digital Health Innovation Award today during the 7th annual mHealth Summit.
Walgreens is recognized as the first retail pharmacy to launch mobile telemedicine strategies. The award was accepted by Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens divisional vice president of digital health.
At Walgreens, Pellegrini leads the development of new products, services and drives digital medication adherence, deploying best-in-class digital innovations around mHealth, wearables, telemedicine and remote monitoring.
His team at Walgreens has been recognized by Forbes as the leaders in Digital Health for 2014, and helped create a digital platform, Balance Rewards for healthy choices, rewarding healthy habits.
“Walgreens digital health team, spearheaded by Adam, has been a leader in creating and deploying industry-setting mobile experiences, and is a pioneer in the use of innovative mobile and connected health technologies to improve the health and wellness of Walgreens customers,” said Rich Scarfo, vice president, Personal Connected Health Alliance at HIMSS, and director of the mHealth Summit. “We could think of no better or more deserving team to receive our first Digital Health Innovation Award.”