Chicago-based higi, a consumer health engagement platform which partners with retailers to enable care access points via a connected network of smart health stations, has expanded its relationship with The Kroger Co., whose Roundy’s Supermarkets will now offer higi smart health stations as a resource to all consumers who visit their stores.
Higi stations offer free health screenings to consumers, as well as interactive educational content focused on awareness, prevention and management of some of today’s most pervasive chronic conditions. Additionally, the network serves as an access point to care for consumers, who may choose to engage with a trusted healthcare organization through higi and in partnership with Kroger.
“Kroger continues to be a key partner for higi as we work together to engage consumers in their health” says higi CEO Jeff Bennett. “We’re thrilled to expand our relationship to Roundy’s stores to better serve Kroger shoppers in Wisconsin and Illinois and are looking forward to supporting the healthcare journeys of these individuals through this important touch point in their communities.”
Kroger and higi first partnered together in 2011, with 2,149 stores in the Kroger network offering free health screenings through higi. Since then, higi stations in Kroger stores have conducted more than 46 million tests, with over 10 million in 2018 alone.
“Bringing higi stations into our Roundy’s stores aligns with our vision of helping people live healthier lives”, said Chance Cole, VP of customer experience for Kroger Health. “Our Wellness Your Way platform provides a best-in-class wellness experience across our banners, with higi playing an important role in the services our pharmacists and other health and wellness in-store experts provide to our shoppers. The higi platform is a trusted resource for our shoppers, and we’re excited to bring this experience and service to Pick’n’Save, Mariano’s and other Roundy’s shoppers.”
“The higi station experience is perfect for our shoppers,” said Michael Marx, president, Roundy’s Division. “Their platform is intuitive to use and provides an important health resource for shoppers looking to understand their health numbers and learn more about the care resources available to them. The platform supports our associates by providing a self-service resource our shoppers can count on for reliable, important health information, allowing them to focus on what they do best, providing one-on-one care to the patients who need their support.”
Higi stations are now available to Roundy’s shoppers across all banners.
Higi is a consumer health engagement company making it easier for consumers to measure, track and act on their health data through a free nationwide network of more than 10,000 FDA-cleared self-screening smart health stations located in pharmacy retailers and other community points of trust. Enhanced by more than 80 different third-party integrations (i.e. apps, devices, monitors, EHRs and more), higi’s smart health stations connect across the existing healthcare ecosystem, bridging station activity with digital tools to interact with consumers on the go and extend engagement, making it easier for consumers to remain active in their health. Healthcare stakeholders use higi as a new access point to better reach, connect with and activate targeted populations; collect biometric and other health determinant data to stratify and prioritize; motivate consumers to take specific actions at a point of care or within the expanding care ecosystem activated by higi connectivity. To date, more than 56 million people have used a higi station to conduct over 322 million biometric tests.
Roundy’s Supermarkets Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Kroger Co. Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 150 retail grocery stores under the Pick ’n Save, Copps, Metro Market and Mariano’s retail banners in Wisconsin and Illinois.