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Competition heats up for patient-generated health data
Modern Healthcare

The number of tools to track patient health data has exploded in recent years, and the race to access that information is heating up as well.Walgreens this week launched its Walgreens Connect app, which allows participants of its Balance Rewards program to get 20 points each time they take their blood pressure or test their blood sugar with a branded monitor that can be purchased in-store.The move is one prong of Walgreens’ larger digital and telehealth strategy, which also includes offering telemedicine services through its partnership with MDLive.