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Walgreens Launches New Skin Care Platform

Walgreens, WebMD Connect for 'Digital Wellness' ProgramsThis week, Walgreens made an announcement that is really getting under our skin — in  good way.

According to the retail pharmacy giant, the average wait time for patients looking to see a dermatologist in the U.S. is nearly 29 days, and in some areas, can exceed several months.

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More Mobile Rewards on Tap for Retail Pharmacy Giant

walgreens-logoOur sister site MMW is reporting Tuesday that Walgreens Balance Rewards members can now apply their loyalty account at checkout through Android Pay.

This ability, we’re told, furthers the convenience of earning and redeeming points and expanding the company’s portfolio of unified mobile payments solutions.

Monday’s formal announcement explains that this latest integration gives the more than 85 million active Balance Rewards members, many of whom use Android devices, another way to earn and use loyalty points in-store, and eliminates the need to separately scan or enter their Balance Rewards card.

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HealthPrize Technologies Working in Collaboration with Walgreens

Walgreens Partners with Apple Watch for a New Medication Refill and Reminder AppHealthPrize Technologies has just confirmed a new collaboration with Walgreens through which the HealthPrize Action Engine patient engagement and medication adherence platform will be offered through the drugstore chain’s website.

The Walgreens program powered by HealthPrize will finish development later this month and will be presented to pharmaceutical sponsors as a way to support patient adherence for prescribed medications.

It is planned to be offered to patients filling certain brand-name prescriptions for chronic conditions such as diabetes on Walgreens.com, a statement emailed to MHW reads.
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Retail Pharmacy Giant Takes Mobile Coupons to the Next Level

Walgreens, Mobile CouponsOur sister site MMW reported Wednesday morning that Walgreens customers now have the ability to redeem paperless coupons from Walgreens and manufacturers for online purchases.

This is, of course, in addition to in-store purchases, where the same coupons are also accepted.

Additionally, offers can now be “clipped” on product detail pages and in search results on Walgreens.com, and through the Walgreens mobile app, a press release shared with MMW explains.

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Walgreens Introduces Latest Mobile Health Initiatives

Walgreens adopts iBeacon to personalize coupons, boost salesWalgreens, in collaboration with MDLIVE, is touting the expansion of the Walgreens mobile app.

The app, we’re told, now offers MDLive’s telehealth services to users in 20 additional states (now totaling 25).

The organizations are also launching an updated telehealth experience within the app, providing better functionality and integration.
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mHealth Summit 2015: Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) Honors Walgreens

mHealth Summit 2015: Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCHA) Honors WalgreensmHealthWatch 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.
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Walgreens Partners with Apple Watch for a New Medication Refill and Reminder App

Walgreens Partners with Apple Watch for a New Medication Refill and Reminder AppWalgreens estimates that forgetting to refill prescriptions, or not adhering to medication schedule, results in around $300 billion each year in unnecessary medical costs. It is for this reason that Walgreens has launched their Walgreens app designed exclusively for Apple Watch.

While the app provides many tools, the primary functions are the pill reminder and refill reminders, both of which are designed to improve consistency. Built In Chicago notes that since the average person is on the go, and no longer works a schedule that is set in stone, it is easier than ever to miss a does during the day. Since these reminders are delivered via wearable technology, users can rest assured that they will not miss a reminder.

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