Wegmans expands higi partnership

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Wegmans expands higi partnership

By Gina Acosta - 04/18/2018

Wegmans Food Markets is partnering with higi to drive sales in the pharmacy.

Through an integration with McKesson’s EnterpriseRx, Wegmans customers and employees utilizing higi health stations can now link their health data directly to Wegmans pharmacy management system at 94-retail locations across New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts.

This will enable Wegmans pharmacists, who are uniquely positioned to engage consumers in their health at retail locations, to better help consumers understand their measurements, review their health data trends, and connect consumers with the appropriate care for their current health needs.

“Consumers want a more convenient, cheaper, and easier ways to connect to their healthcare data and share it with their care providers,” said higi CEO Jeff Bennett. “By being consumer-centric and meeting the consumer where they are, higi and Wegmans together are empowering deeper consumer engagement to drive improved adherence and deliver better health outcomes.”

Across the industry, consumers are demanding personalized, immediate insights and suggested health actions based on their health data and seeking opportunities to more conveniently share their health data with trusted healthcare providers. Wegmans Pharmacy has been a champion for using technology to deliver better care to consumers and engage them in their health.

Now, through the McKesson Clinical Programs Solution (CPS) integration with higi, Wegmans consumers can immediately and securely share higi collected data, including blood pressure, pulse, weight, and BMI, and work with the Wegmans Pharmacy team to better understand and act on their health data.

The McKesson Clinical Programs Solution (CPS) is a powerful platform that operates as part of the pharmacy management system, integrating with pharmacy workflows to provide actionable notifications in realtime. Biometric data collected by higi is incorporated into the CPS platform allowing pharmacists to immediately react to each consumer’s health concerns, particularly those at risk for hypertension.

Having access to this data enables Wegmans and their pharmacists to be the connective tissue needed as the healthcare system continues to move toward proactive and convenient retail based care.

Higi now operates a nationwide network of over 11,000 FDA-cleared self-screening stations found at pharmacy retailers and other community locations and over 80 different third-party integrations.