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Albertsons, NAI pharmacies add Stayhealthy kiosks
April 15th, 2014
MONROVIA, Calif. – Stayhealthy Inc. has deployed 765 Stayhealthy HealthCENTER Kiosks in the pharmacies of Albertsons LLC and New Albertsons Inc. (NAI) food and drug stores.
Stayhealthy HealthCENTERs were deployed in Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme Markets, Shaw's and Star Markets stores.
Chains installing the health screening kiosks include Albertsons and NAI's Jewel-Osco, Acme Markets, Shaw's and Star Markets, Stayhealthy said Tuesday.
The HealthCENTER stations provide convenient, free and clinical-grade health screenings to check blood pressure, heart rate, total body composition, total body weight/body mass index (BMI) and vision (color blindness).
In addition, the HealthCENTERs support the uploading of readings taken from personal blood glucose meters, enabling meaningful trending of blood glucose levels over time and allowing users to share their results with their local pharmacist or physician, Stayhealthy noted.
"Both Stayhealthy and Albertsons share in the desire to deliver health and wellness initiatives aimed at improving the health of individuals between visits with our pharmacists and their regularly scheduled visits with their doctors," Dan Salemi, president of NAI's pharmacy operations, said in a statement. "This unique and valuable tool will enable our customers to monitor and track their biometric health screening results with much more accuracy and detail than they're able to do at home."
Albertsons and NAI customers who register at a HealthCENTER with their own user ID and password will have the added benefit of tracking and trending their personal screening results over time in their own Stayhealthy electronic Personalized Health and Fitness Record, which is accessible from any Internet-connected computer or mobile device.
"Albertsons' decision to place HealthCENTERs in their stores shows their commitment to customer wellness at a time when access to affordable health care remains a challenge for a large portion of the population," stated John Collins, chief executive officer of Stayhealthy. "The ability for users to record assessments free of charge at their local market and both record assessments and access historical biometric data from any Internet-connected device is a blueprint for the future of health care in this country."