Telehealth is expected to grow tenfold, according to Walgreens' Atul Singh and MDLive's Amy Clark who led an Insight Session Monday examining the growth, benefits and future of telehealth and telemedicine.
Walgreens has promoted Greg Orr, senior director of digital healthcare, to VP digital healthcare, according to a report Internet Health Management pubished Tuesday. His new title and job responsibilities go into effect Sept. 1, the report noted. "Orr will oversee a diverse digital healthcare portfolio. In addition to operating desktop e-commerce and mobile commerce versions of Walgreens.com, Walgreens also offers digital doctor visits and related online health and wellness programs." (Internet Health Management)
As millennials have cemented themselves as the largest generation by population at 75.4 million, outnumbering baby boomers for the first time, the retail industry has been inundated with insights about their shopping habits.
Walgreens' flagship Hawaii store in Honolulu is back on the market, months after a Los Angeles-based investment bank and wealth management firm paid $54 million to buy the property. (Pacific Business Journal).
The New York Post Thursday evening reported that talks between Walgreens Boots Alliance and the Federal Trade Commission concerning its proposed acquisition of Rite Aid are progressing. "The drug store giant is in talks with the Federal Trade Commission about what it needs to sell to gain regulatory approval of the $17 billion deal, sources said on Thursday," The Post reported. "The talks with the FTC about divestitures is a sign regulators are open to approving the merger, sources said." (The New York Post)
The National Association of Professional Women has inducted Walgreens' Andrea Collaro into its VIP Woman of the Year Circle 2015-2016, Fra Noi, Chicago's Italian American Voice, reported Sunday. The honor recognizes Collaro for her leadership in health and wellness, the paper noted. As senior director of brand management and product development for Walgreens Boots Alliance, Collaro oversees all products under the Walgreens banner. (Fra Noi)
With more than 350 corporate-owned clinics in 20 states operating under the Healthcare Clinic banner and about 50 other clinics in its stores run by other providers, Walgreens has been at the forefront of the movement to make retail clinics a cornerstone of the American healthcare system.
The new app taps into the product databases on boots.com with iPad, and uses its analytics to enable colleagues to easily make recommendations to customers as well as view item location and online inventory.