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Walgreens to Help Employers Maximize Benefits of Worksite Health Centers Through SCIO Health Analytics Data and Measurement



  Walgreens to Help Employers Maximize Benefits of Worksite Health Centers
  Through SCIO Health Analytics Data and Measurement Tools

 Pilot program provides data analytics to employers measuring value, benefits
          and opportunities associated with worksite health centers

Business Wire

HARTFORD, Conn. -- January 22, 2013

SCIO Health Analytics, a leading health analytics services company, has
entered into a relationship with Walgreens (NYSE: WAG) (Nasdaq: WAG) to help
employers gain maximum return on investment through worksite health centers
and wellness programs, identifying opportunities to improve workforce health
while also reducing costs.

SCIO Health Analytics provides outcomes data and other measurement tools to
worksite health centers managed by Walgreens Employer Solutions Group as part
of the pilot program. Walgreens employer-based health centers offer a broad
spectrum of services, including primary care, pharmacy, occupational health,
fitness, nutrition, chronic condition management, physical therapy, infusion
services, dental, vision and more.

While all services and worksite locations are tailored to meet the specific
needs of each employer, the integration of advanced analytics tools will help
Walgreens and its clients further develop custom strategies for health and
wellness services, while also aiming to improve financial performance and
increase productivity and employee satisfaction.

“Data and analytics are important tools that help demonstrate the value of our
employer-based health and wellness offerings, from improved patient outcomes
and overall savings, to also identifying needs for new or diversified
services,” said Trent Riley, divisional vice president for Walgreens Health
and Wellness division. “Walgreens is committed to exploring new and innovative
ways to integrate the latest technology to deliver valuable insights to our
clients, while their employees get, stay and live well.”

Utilizing advanced analytics tools and technology, SCIO Health Analytics
developed the pilot program to assess the effectiveness and measure the
outcomes of worksite health centers and employee wellness programs. SCIO will
collect claims, clinic information and activity data for employers
participating in the Walgreens pilot program. Through data integration, member
profiling and outcomes analytics using its proprietary technology platform,
SCIO will provide actionable data and reporting to demonstrate the value and
impact of worksite health centers, while giving Walgreens clients areas of
opportunity to further improve employee health and reduce costs.

Increasingly, businesses are considering the value of workplace health care
solutions and providing more comprehensive, high quality, and integrated
health care solutions to improve employee wellness. As the workforce ages and
the incidence of chronic illness continues to rise, initiatives tied to health
promotion, disease prevention and overall employee wellness will become even
more critical.

“Data analysis and accurate measurement of population health are what leads to
better health care decision making, and we are thrilled to assist Walgreens in
this endeavor,” says Phil Fiero, vice president of health analytics and
operations at SCIO. “These worksite health programs can help employers
significantly improve member health and reduce costs both short-term and
long-term that are associated with clinical illness progression and diminished
employee productivity.”

About SCIO Health Analytics

Based in West Hartford, Connecticut, SCIO Health Analytics is a leading health
analytics company, serving more than 50 health care organizations including 15
of the top 25 insurers that represent more than 80 million members. Through
the use of integrated healthcare data and proprietary algorithms and
technologies, SCIO Health Analytics focuses on providing actionable and
predictive analytics, business services and insights in the areas of payment
integrity, risk and care management, value-based benefit design, consumer
engagement, consumer segmentation, ACO analytics, and network analytics to
improve healthcare services and results. For more information about SCIO
Health Analytics, please visit www.sciohealthanalytics.com.

About Walgreens

As the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2012 sales of $72 billion,
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) vision is to become America’s first choice for
health and daily living. Each day, Walgreens provides more than 6 million
customers the most convenient, multichannel access to consumer goods and
services and trusted, cost-effective pharmacy, health and wellness services
and advice in communities across America. Walgreens scope of pharmacy services
includes retail, specialty, infusion, medical facility and mail service, along
with respiratory services. These services improve health outcomes and lower
costs for payers including employers, managed care organizations, health
systems, pharmacy benefit managers and the public sector. The company operates
8,061 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
The Employer Solutions Group is a division of Walgreens that is the largest
and most comprehensive manager of worksite health and wellness centers with
nearly 370 locations throughout the country.

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Contact:

Walgreen Co.
Jim Cohn, 847-315-2950
Media Relations
jim.cohn@walgreens.com
or
SCIO Health Analytics
Judy Andrien, 860-356-0342
Director of Marketing
jandrien@sciohealthanalytics.com
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