CHICAGO, March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of Wegmans customers and employees in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic states now will have access to higi stations, mobile app and web portal, to monitor their health conditions and adopt healthy behaviors through a new agreement between Wegmans and higi, the leading retail, omni-channel community engagement platform.
More than 100 higi stations – which customers and employees will use to monitor blood pressure, BMI, weight and pulse – will be installed throughout Wegmans' corporate locations and all retail outlets in Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia over the next few months.
Beyond providing access to its health stations, higi also will create, promote and maintain quarterly health challenges for Wegmans customers and employees. Additionally, any Wegmans employee or customer who maintains a personal health record with the current pharmacy solution will be able to migrate their data to the higi platform and preserve their historical data easily and seamlessly.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute to Wegmans' success through our shared vision of making health and wellness part of the everyday lives of those who we touch," said Jim Farrell, higi Senior Vice President, Partner Sales. "higi looks forward to helping Wegmans further its legacy of innovation and customer service to make every Wegmans store a place to stay healthy, be social and have fun."
Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2016, Wegmans has been named one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For" by FORTUNE magazine for 18 consecutive years, among other accolades. According to higi, Wegmans chose its health platform, among other reasons, for its convenience and accessibility and its emphasis on science-based methods to engage and motivate users. Moreover, Wegmans' historic commitment to health and wellness – both inside and outside of its stores – provides a strong foundation for higi to further develop offerings to reach and attract new customers and employees.
higi's mission is to get consumers to take small but meaningful steps to create lasting health habits. Its unique, retail, omni-channel community health engagement platform gives consumers the power to collect (and, when they opt-in) share their health and activity data with trusted partners and communities.
The higi platform includes the nation's largest single network of health stations in the U.S. that millions of consumers access. The platform includes the station, web, and mobile app platform. higi stations are HIPAA compliant, FDA 510k Class II medical devices that provide a secure real-time flow of information with multiple screening and tracking modalities, incentives and rewards. This 360-degree, cross-device ecosystem meets consumers where they are (in retail, mobile, home) and enables healthcare stakeholders to better engage with consumers and patients, creating access and actionable insights that motivate and empower individuals in a simple, fun and rewarding ways. For more information, visit us at higi.com and follow us on Twitter @higi. In addition, prospective partner developers can learn more about higi's API by visiting developer.higi.com.