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Today In Healthcare: Walgreens, VillageMD Expand Into Orlando; GoodRx Reports Jump In Subscribers Seeking Discounts

Today in healthcare, Walgreens and VillageMD will open 10 Orlando-area Village Medical locations this year, and more GoodRx subscribers are seeking discounts. Plus, BlueJeans Telehealth enhances virtual health care with televisit tile and integration with the Apple Health app.

Walgreens, VillageMD Opening 10 Orlando Primary Care Clinics

Walgreens Boots Alliance and VillageMD will open three Orlando-area Village Medical clinics at Walgreens locations, the companies announced Thursday (Aug. 12). They will also cut the ribbon on seven more Sunshine State outposts by the end of the year. The Walgreens and VillageMD integrated care model allows patients to get primary care and pharmacy services all under one roof.

GoodRx Reports Spike In Subscribers Seeking Drug Discounts

GoodRx, which offers an app that tracks prescription drug prices and offers coupons to get medication discounts, posted results that beat Wall Street expectations, spurred by a monthly active consumer growth rate of over 36 percent year on year to a bit more than 6 million. GoodRx’s consolidated revenues were up more than 43 percent year over year to $176.6 million, which was better than consensus by about $2 million. Subscription revenue grew by 125 percent year over year to $14.3 million.

BlueJeans Telehealth Adds Feature To Improve Virtual Patient Care

Virtual healthcare offering BlueJeans Telehealth now includes a televisit tile and integration with the Apple Health app to improve patients’ video-based interactions with medical professionals. The new tools allow patients to share their heart rates, sleep patterns, falls and more with providers during telehealth visits and gives them control over which information they share.

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