This opens a new channel for proactive self-care health engagement for Higi's thousands of U.S. app users.
BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners invests in higi to expand the ecosystem that will personalize population health.
higi's self-service health screening stations will be available at most Sam's Club locations with a pharmacy (622 locations).
These stations will be installed across 18 states, including Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Wyoming, Montana and South Dakota.
With the higi platform, IMPOWER patients can routinely track key health measurements and share them with clinicians by visiting a local retail location.
The company's health stations are available at almost 10,000 locations, and its user base counts more than 30 million people.
Integration between the two platforms provides comprehensive health data access for healthcare organizations seeking to develop innovative treatments.
Higi reviewed its user base and analyzed the impacts of its system on 159,000 hypertensive users across the U.S. from September 2012 to April 2015.
The combined business will operate as Higi, and have a nationwide footprint of over 6,000 kiosks and eventually hit the 10,000 mark by 2015.