Walgreens Boots Alliance’s division Walgreens and Pearl Health have entered into a strategic alliance to expedite value-based care expansion, in partnership with community-based primary care physicians.
Technology and insight solutions offered by Pearl Health enable clinical teams to provide personalised treatments that are required for quality-focused care.
The collaboration with Pearl Health allows Walgreens to gain access to an additional complementary value-based delivery channel.
Walgreens Boots Alliance US Healthcare executive vice-president and president John Driscoll said: “Walgreens is committed to being the partner of choice for providers and health systems looking to transition quickly and effectively to value-based care and improve outcomes in the communities they serve.
“Our partnership with Pearl Health allows us to reach more communities faster and enable comprehensive, affordable care that improves long-term health outcomes and fosters healthier communities.”
Walgreens will offer complementary services, including immunisations, medication adherence, care gap closure, diagnostic testing, and prescription fulfilment.
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Working with providers, it will also help patients discharg and transition from the hospital to home.
Pearl Health CEO Michael Kopko said: “Our technology-powered value-based care model aligns seamlessly with the healthcare services Walgreens offers, particularly in the most vulnerable communities.
“With a focus on proactive, coordinated care, we’ll collaborate to deliver a better solution to providers and ultimately deliver high-quality services to patients while managing their care efficiently.
“We’re very excited about the implications of this partnership for patients in Medicare and beyond.”