Propeller Health’s users are now able to access pharmacy services from CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Rite-Aid directly from the Propeller app.
In January 2019, Propeller announced the launch of My Pharmacy, an in-app feature that allows users to manage their prescription refills for asthma and COPD and locate a nearby pharmacy from the Propeller app. Initially, the feature only supported Walgreens and has now expanded to include CVS, Walmart, Kroger and Rite-Aid — five of the seven largest pharmaceutical providers in the U.S. representing more than 50 percent of total U.S. market share for prescription pharmaceuticals, according to Drug Channels Institute.
“We know that medication management can be an additional burden for people living with asthma and COPD,” Greg Tracy, CTO of Propeller Health, said in a statement. “We hope that creating a convenient way to refill prescriptions and locate nearby pharmacies from the Propeller app makes life easier for our users.”
Propeller is a digital health tool that helps people with asthma or COPD manage their condition in partnership with their doctor. Propeller sensors attach to patients’ existing inhalers and deliver insights on medication use, symptom triggers and environmental factors to the Propeller app on their smartphone, which they can then share with their clinician to help inform their treatment plan. Providers can also access Propeller to monitor their patients’ progress, adjust treatment plans based on objective data and intervene when necessary.
The update also allows users to select their preferred pharmacy to display in the Records tab of the app. Propeller users can access the newly connected pharmacy services in the app starting this week.