TITUSVILLE, Fla. - April 13, 2011 -- Infopia America, today announced that their new SmartDiabetes product line has launched in 284 Walgreens drug stores in central and northeast Florida. The central Florida Walgreens region, which includes stores in Jacksonville, Orlando, Lakeland, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne, has embraced the SmartDiabetes initiative of diabetes management which fosters result sharing and proactive healthcare. The region will be the first stores in the national drug store chain to promote integrated and coordinated management of diabetes with the SmartDiabetes product line between the patient, physician, and pharmacist.
The SmartDiabetes product line features both a blood glucose monitor and blood pressure monitor, which are enabled to transmit their results to a HIPPA compliant server for prompt and accurate provider and caregiver review. The server, which is branded the Test n’ Share Network, is powered by the Eocene System, allowing patients to manage their Personal Health Records and Electronic Log Books as well as share them in real-time with their healthcare team. In addition, the “No Coding required” SmartDiabetes Xpres Blood Glucose Monitor has a compelling feature set, being the fastest testing monitor with the smallest sample size available in the U.S. market with outstanding precision and accuracy.
“At Infopia America, our mission is to improve testing compliance and enhance patient care through increased communication using result sharing technology,” says Bryan Sowards, CEO of Infopia America. “We believe the new affordable SmartDiabetes product line will allow persons with diabetes a way to proactively manage their condition with their healthcare team for better outcomes”.
Walgreens, a leader in diabetes care, has trained its pharmacists and store managers, and will be showcasing the SmartDiabetes line next to the pharmacy on an end cap. “We are looking forward to enhancing the lives of our customers with diabetes by offering them the SmartDiabetes solution”, says Marlin Hutchens, Regional Vice President for Walgreens Stores. “We are extremely excited about the impact the SmartDiabetes program will have in creating a stronger consultative relationship between our pharmacists, customers, and their healthcare team. The SmartDiabetes program takes patient care to the next level, and we strongly believe everyone benefits from that.” Additionally, Mayor Jim Tulley, Jr. of Titusville, FL stated “Infopia’s SmartDiabetes program and its partnership with Walgreens will also benefit the city of Titusville with future job growth.”
The SmartDiabetes Xpres Blood Glucose Monitor is available in a complete all-in-one diabetes testing kit, including 5 Xpres Test Strips. Additional Smart Diabetes products include: 50 Ct. Xpres Test Strips, PressurePlus Blood Pressure Monitor, Vantage Lancing Device, and Vantage 100 Ct. Lancets. Data transmission products, the InfoHub and eHub, are also available at Walgreens.
About Infopia America
Based in Titusville, Florida, Infopia America ( www.infopiausa.com and www.smartdiabetesproducts.com ) is a manufacturer and distributor of diabetes management products. As a joint venture company with Infopia Korea, Infopia America, has established diabetes product distribution in the mail order, DME, and long term care channel. The SmartDiabetes product line will be offered exclusively at retail establishments.
Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is the nation's largest drugstore chain with fiscal 2010 sales of $67 billion. The company operates 7,689 drugstores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each day, Walgreens provides nearly 6 million customers the most convenient, multi-channel 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. Take Care Health Systems is a Walgreens subsidiary that is the largest and most comprehensive manager of worksite health centers and in-store convenient care clinics, with more than 700 locations throughout the country.