Walgreens’ Find Care adds sleep assessment, solutions
Walgreens is growing the ways that patients can use its Find Care platform to manage their chronic conditions. The company has added the Philips SmartSleep Analyzer, one of the latest SmartSleep solutions, to the platform, which it said will allow users to identify potential causes of their sleep issues and connect to sleep diagnostics, guidance, products and solutions online and through the Walgreens mobile app.
“Walgreens is committed to providing healthy solutions, access and support to people with health concerns, including those who struggle with quality and/or quantity of sleep,” said Giovanni Monti, vice president and director of health care innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance. “We’re continually improving the Find Care user experience, and this expanded offering to help people take charge of their sleep health is another way in which we are supporting those who are managing a range of chronic conditions.”
Walgreens Find Care users who access the SmartSleep Analyzer will receive personalized insights and feedback regarding their sleep based on their answers to a short questionnaire. The tool can help consumers better understand their sleep habits and offers an assessment that patients can use with a provider interaction if that is recommended. They also can browse other Philips SmartSleep products, including the SmartSleep Snoring Band, SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband and SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light.
“Philips provides solutions for a variety of sleep issues that affect consumers worldwide, including sleep apnea, sleeplessness, and snoring,” said Carla Kriwet, chief business leader of connected care at Philips. “Sleep disorders, which are frequently undiagnosed or have low treatment adherence, result in billions of dollars in national healthcare costs and lost productivity. As the number one sleep therapy brand of choice by US sleep physicians, this is why we are excited to work with leaders in health and consumer engagement like Walgreens. Through our combined efforts, resources and networks, we can help provide access to necessary awareness, screening, and individualized support to meet consumers directly as they seek solutions, making a positive impact across the clinical and consumer sleep communities alike.”
Walgreens noted that Find Care features solutions for chronic care management with connected devices that include collaborations with Dexcom, for patients with diabetes, and Propeller, for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.