Giant Eagle selects higi as its newest healthcare partner, offering higi Smart Health stations as a free resource for shoppers to better understand and react to their health conditions and have better, more convenient access to health resources
The partnership furthers Giant Eagle’s efforts to support a coordinated, community-based ecosystem of healthcare, resources and services for shoppers
Chicago, IL – August 12, 2019 – higi, a consumer health engagement company who partners with leading retailers and healthcare companies to provide access points to care via a connected network of smart health stations, today announced a new partnership with Giant Eagle Supermarkets.
higi stations offer free health screenings and ongoing health education tools and resources. higi’s network of stations enhances Giant Eagle’s position as a key patient and community partner, providing better and coordinated care by connecting consumers to the appropriate digital and traditional care resources in partnership with Giant Eagle.
“higi has become a market leader, offering the capabilities needed for Giant Eagle pharmacists to connect the dots between the various healthcare entities contributing to the care of our shoppers” says Jim Tsipakis, Senior Vice President of Pharmacy at Giant Eagle. “As our pharmacies continue to align with organizations and health systems seeking greater engagement with patients, our partnership with higi facilitates connectivity and careful coordination that ultimately benefits the patient.”
higi stations will be placed in 218 Giant Eagle stores across Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana, and Maryland, supporting Giant Eagle shoppers and pharmacy customers looking for deeper health engagement.
“We are thrilled to partner with a retail organization leading the way in community health and wellness,” says Jeff Bennett, CEO at higi. “Giant Eagle’s strong community ties and vision for healthier communities is well aligned with our model of empowering the consumer by creating access to better, more coordinated care.”
As the retail industry continues to evolve, higi remains committed to partnering with leading retailers like Giant Eagle who are working to provide a holistic care experience for their shoppers alongside community healthcare organizations.
higi is a consumer health engagement company making it easier for all people to measure, track and act on their health data through a free nationwide network of over 10,000 FDA-cleared self-screening smart health stations located in pharmacy retailers and other community points of trust. Enhanced by over 80 different third-party integrations (i.e. apps, devices, monitors, EHRs and more), higi’s smart health stations connect across the existing healthcare ecosystem, bridging station activity with digital tools to interact with consumers on the go and extend engagement, making it easier for consumers to remain active in their health. Healthcare stakeholders use higi as a new access point to better reach, connect with and activate targeted populations; collect biometric and other health determinant data to stratify and prioritize; motivate consumers to take specific actions at a point of care or within the expanding care ecosystem activated by higi connectivity. To date, more than 56 million people have used a higi station to conduct over 322 million biometric tests. For more information, visit us at www.higi.com.
ABOUT GIANT EAGLE
Giant Eagle, Inc., ranked among the top 40 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list, is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $8.9 billion in annual sales.
Founded in 1931, Giant Eagle, Inc. has grown to be the number one supermarket retailer in the region with more than 410 stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana.
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