Big Data Helps Walgreens Treat Walk-in Patients

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Cloud-based electronic medical records and analytics systems give Walgreens health data to diagnose and treat patients at in-store clinics.

Clinicians at Walgreens in-store health clinics are using big data to augment conventional medical tools for patient checkups, in order to better assess each patient's condition and provide recommendations.

The goal is to treat patients' immediate needs--that is, the concerns that brought them to the clinic in the first place--as well as to deliver a holistic medical experience that can increase the patient's overall health and avoid future medical costs.

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