A new mHealth Initiatives by Walgreens will boost the mhealth solutions market growth


December 15, 2015

Walgreens, the US largest drugstore chain, in partnership with MDLIVE, has recently announced an expansion of the Walgreens mobile app, which will enable offering MDLive’s telehealth services to users in 25 states in US, this includes launching of an updated mhealth experience integrated with the app, providing high end services.

The above expansion will enable patients in those states to have access to telehealth services via Walgreens mobile app. Also, one no longer needs to install and launch the MDLIVE app separately in order to take the advantage of the session.

Furthermore, the company announced the launch of the Walgreens Connect app. This enables Walgreens Balance Rewards members to own a Well at Walgreens connected premium brands for blood glucose monitoring for taking measurements on a daily basis. The app offers definitive guide to the users to select the device to pair, connect to the device, sync data and earn Balance Rewards points in just three steps. The data is transmitted to the cloud via the 2net Platform and 2net Mobile solutions fromQualcomm Life.

According to Adam Pellegrini, Walgreens, VP, digital health division:

“We have seen that telehealth solutions play an important role in helping to improve patient outcomes, and we will continue to work to evolve our offerings to ensure our patients can choose what’s most convenient for them whether that’s live doctor consultations, digitally chatting with a pharmacist or visiting a Healthcare Clinic.”

There are many reports in the market which tracks the current and future market trends in terms of recent product launched along with an analysis of competitive landscape. Recently, Big Market Research has added a report titled “Global mHealth Solutions Industry 2015 Deep Market Research Report” which offers an insights into key drivers and restraints, growth opportunities in key segments along with business profile of key market players.

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