Walgreens Taps Startup Pearl Health to Accelerate Push into Value-Based Primary Care

On the heels of big-ticket acquisitions, Walgreens is ramping up its push into healthcare and is partnering with startup Pearl Health to expand its reach into value-based primary care, reports Fierce Healthcare.

New York City-based Pearl Health is a technology company that helps independent physician practices participate in value-based care models. Walgreens plans to leverage its capabilities, including prescription fulfillment, medication adherence, immunizations, care gap closure and diagnostic testing, to work with the startup to enable community-based primary care physicians to take advantage of new payment models, the two companies announced. Read more.

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