Humana, Walgreens Rumored to be Considering Equity Stakes in Each Other

Humana (NYSE: HUM) and Walgreens Boots Alliance (NYSE: WBA) are in talks to expand their business relationship, which could include taking equity stakes in each other, according to a report published Tuesday by The Wall Street Journal. The negotiations are in early stages, WSJ reported, citing unnamed sources who are familiar with the matter. Neither […]

Humana Sees Potential Role for Kindred in New Walgreens Initiative

Insurance giant Humana (NYSE: HUM) is rolling out senior-focused primary care clinics in some Walgreens pharmacies and believes that its Kindred at Home division could bring added value. “Does [Walgreens’] combination of brand, geography, familiarity, comfort — does that create a step-change in customers’ willingness to engage with us, whether in the store or virtually?” Humana […]

New Walgreens Platform Connects Customers with Heal, Other Health Care Providers

Walgreens is teaming up with more than a dozen health care providers—including physician house call startup Heal—in launching a new digital marketplace built to connect its online customers with store- and community-based services. Deerfield, Illinois-based Walgreens is one of the nation’s largest drugstore chains and part of the Retail Pharmacy USA Division of Walgreens Boots […]

Walgreens Teams Up With Humana in Senior Care Clinics

Insurance company Humana (NYSE: HUM) is partnering up with pharmacy retail business Walgreens Boots Alliance in a new pilot deal to operate senior-focused primary care clinics. The deal will establish the clinics inside two Walgreens stores in Kansas City, Missouri, operated by Partners in Primary Care, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Humana. The venture could also […]

Walgreens, Health Insurers Push to Expand Telemedicine Services at Home

In a push toward supporting in-home care, Walgreens (NYSE: WAG), along with national health insurers, have expanded their telemedicine initiatives, hoping to reach millions more consumers by next year.  The Deerfield, Illinois-based national drugstore chain, which launched its telehealth smartphone app late last year, said it will be expanding the tech to both tablets and […]

Walgreens Evolves Telehealth Platform with Virtual Doctor Visits App

Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) customers in select states can now utilize the company’s latest telehealth offering, an app that enables virtual doctor visits via a person’s smartphone. The move is the result of an integration between the Deerfield, Ill.-based national drugstore chain and MDLIVE, a telehealth services provider headquartered in Sunrise, Fla. Users of Walgreens’ website […]

Walgreens Partnership Targets Delivery of Medication to Post-Hospital Patients

The nation’s largest drugstore chain and a national Catholic health system recently joined forces to create better access to medication for patients after they are discharged from the hospital.  Walgreens and Lourdes Health System, owned by CHE Trinity Health, say a new partnership will offer bedside mediation delivery, the Walgreens Transitions Program (WTP) and an […]

Tech, Health Care Alliance Aims to Bring Providers to Patients Via Web

Videoconferencing is bringing telehealth mainstream via a new partnership between HealthSpot and some of the nation’s leading health and technology providers via the Alliance for Connected Care.  In an effort to bring health care into communities and out of doctors’ offices and hospitals, the alliance, led by former Senators Tom Daschle, Trent Lott and John […]