Wegmans, higi connect consumer health data to pharmacy

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Wegmans, higi connect consumer health data to pharmacy

By Michael Johnsen - 04/18/2018
Wegmans and higi on Wednesday announced that customers and employees utilizing higi health stations can now link their health data directly to Wegmans' pharmacy management system through an integration with McKesson’s EnterpriseRx.

This initiative will enable Wegmans pharmacists 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,” Jeff Bennett, higi CEO, said. “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 in search of more opportunities to conveniently share health data with trusted healthcare providers. Wegmans Pharmacy historically has been a champion for using technology to deliver better care to consumers and engage them in their health, the grocer stated. Now, through the McKesson Clinical Programs Solution 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 that data.

The McKesson Clinical Programs Solution is a platform that operates as part of the pharmacy management system, integrating with pharmacy workflows to provide actionable notifications in real time. Biometric data collected by higi is incorporated into the CPS platform, allowing pharmacists to immediately react to each consumer’s health concerns. 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, the companies noted.