NewYork-Presbyterian, Walgreens collaborate to improve patients' telemedicine access

New York City-based NewYork-Presbyterian will offer patients telemedicine services in select Walgreens locations in New York as part of a new collaboration with the drugstore chain. 

The services will be provided remotely through the Walgreens website and at private, self-service kiosks located at select Duane Reade drugstores in New York as part of NewYork- Presbyterian's NYP OnDemand Suite of digital health services.

"We are delighted to work with Walgreens to bring NewYork-Presbyterian's world-class care right to your neighborhood drugstore with this exciting new platform," said Steven Corwin, MD, president and CEO of NewYork-Presbyterian. "Patients can expect to receive focused, one-on-one care from leading physicians, where and when they need it."

NYP OnDemand connects patients to a video chat with board-certified emergency medicine physicians. The kiosks feature medical devices including forehead thermometers, blood pressure cuffs and pulse oximeters to provide the physician with necessary patient health information during the visit.

"We believe that telemedicine can play a critical role in connecting patients with providers," said Greg Orr, divisional vice president of digital health for Walgreens. "We are pleased that NewYork-Presbyterian will be the first local healthcare provider to collaborate with us on our evolving telehealth and digital strategy."

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