Walgreens adds chronic care management tools to its Find Care platform

Wallgreens Find Care

The Walgreens Find Care platform has been expanded to now include chronic care management — featuring connected devices and digital therapeutic solutions for patients with diabetes, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, one year since launch, several new health care offerings from existing and new partners have been added to the platform.

“Walgreens Find Care delivers on our commitment to help customers improve their health by bringing together curated, proven, omnichannel health care solutions,” Giovanni Monti, vice president and director of health care innovation at Walgreens Boots Alliance, said in a statement. “We believe that by integrating connected care devices, digital therapeutics and the pharmacy experience, we’ll help individuals better manage their chronic conditions while also lowering the overall cost of care.”

On the Walgreens Find Care platform, diabetes patients can learn how to better manage their condition with the Dexcom G6 Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) System. The Dexcom CGM uses a slim sensor to continuously measure glucose levels just beneath the skin and send data wirelessly to a display device though a transmitter, giving patients real-time glucose data without the need to prick their finger.

Asthma and COPD patients can also find solutions to help them better manage their chronic condition on the platform. Patients can learn about and enroll in Propeller, which works by attaching a sensor to their existing inhaler. The sensor tracks medication usage and location data and delivers insights to the patient via the Propeller mobile app.

The Walgreens Find Care platform was introduced in July 2018 to help connect the company’s millions of mobile and online customers and patients to health care offerings and a growing selection of recognized providers.