– New collaboration between Walgreens and Philips helps put quality sleep within reach, integrating Philips SmartSleep Analyzer with Walgreens Find Care.
– Walgreens Find Care users are now able to use the tool to help identify the potential reasons contributing to their sleep issues and connect to sleep diagnostics, guidance, products, and solutions online and through the Walgreens mobile app.
– Walgreens Find Care users who access the SmartSleep Analyzer will receive personalized insights and feedback on their sleep challenges based on their responses to a short questionnaire.
To help address the issue of insufficient sleep, which impacts millions of U.S. adults, Walgreens today announced the expansion of its Walgreens Find Care digital platform to now includes sleep solutions. Through a new collaboration with Philips, Walgreens Find Care users can easily access the clinically validated Philips SmartSleep Analyzer, which provides personalized insights and feedback on sleep challenges based on the user’s responses to a short questionnaire – all within the Walgreens Find Care platform (accessible online through Walgreens.com/findcare and through the Walgreens mobile app).
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Impact of Insufficient Sleep
Insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity and depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is growing recognition of the importance of sleep, with more than a third of U.S. adults having self-reported sleep issues.
Walgreens Find Care Integration with Philips SmartSleep Analyzer
Walgreens Find Care users who access the SmartSleep Analyzer will receive personalized insights and feedback on their sleep challenges based on their responses to a short questionnaire, including guidance on recommended solutions to help meet their individual needs. The tool aims to provide consumers with a better understanding of their sleep habits and offers an assessment, which can be used by the patient to guide further conversations with a physician, should that step be recommended. Additionally, through Walgreens.com, users may explore or purchase any of the Philips SmartSleep solutions such as the SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band, SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband and SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light.
Today’s announcement builds on Walgreens July 2019 commitment to help its customers and patients better manage their chronic conditions. Walgreens Find Care features an expanding portfolio of solutions for chronic care management with connected devices and digital health solutions launched in July 2019 for patients with diabetes through a collaboration with Dexcom, and patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), through a collaboration with Propeller.
Why This Integration Matters
“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, Inc. “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.”
Date: September 27, 2019
Source: HIT Consultant