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WebMD: New Platform Balance Rewards & Prescription API Integration

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:55 - Drew Schweinfurth

Walgreens is extremely excited to announce a new integration with WebMD with the Walgreens Prescription and Balance Rewards APIs. Within the WebMD iPhone app, customers can take advantage of the Prescription Refill & Transfer APIs within the "Health Tools" section of the app and participate in our Balance Rewards program within the "Healthy Target" feature. For WebMD Android app customers, the ability to refill or transfer a Walgreens prescription is available within the "Health Tools" feature.
WebMD offers physician-reviewed health content and interactive tools in addition to on-demand healthy living information. The innovative design marries content and utility informed by more than five years of user insights and feedback.
WebMD for iPhone also features Healthy Target, an innovative health improvement program that will help you create and sustain healthy habits. By connecting an activity tracker, wireless scale, blood pressure monitor, or glucometer you'll be able to view all of your data in one location and receive WebMD contextual content and insights while getting rewarded for making healthy choices with the Walgreens Balance Rewards API integrated into the WebMD app. 
Now hold your, because you can also use the WebMD iPhone and Android apps inside the Health Tools to Refill and Transfer you prescriptions to Walgreens via the Prescription API. WebMD allows you to scan or manually enter the prescription for refilling and send a photo of the prescription bottle for transferring to Walgreens. 
Check out the health powerhouse WebMD iPhone and Android applications today!

Changes to Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices API

Tue, 08/20/2019 - 11:27 - Drew Schweinfurth

Hello all,

We wanted to inform you about some changes we have made to the Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices (BRhc) API program. The API service contract is exactly the same and you still have the same workflow for authentication, tracking, and synchronizing the healthy choices activity data. However, there is one small change in that we have shortened the expiry time of auth_tokens, access token are now only valid for 24 hours, and refresh tokens are now valid for 90 days.

Since the inception of the BRhc API we have be measuring healthy outcomes from the aggregated activity data. We have even been innovating on our own Employee health plan as a result of this measurement to rewarding continuous achievements. Based on some research and the evidence based information we have decided to make a change to the entire BRhc API user rewarding mechanism.

So instead of only rewarding points for the synchronization of healthy activities data the user will have to select a 4-week lifestyle or 4-week physical challenge on the BRhc Dashboard and their data will get synchronized with your integration of the API.As new achievements with the dynamic challenges are completed the Balance Rewards member will continuously be rewarded with points. Once the 4-week challenge is completed the user will be able to spin a wheel for a bonus reward (it's an extremely rewarding moment) and sign up for a new challenge thereby helping further improve the healthy outcomes of the API.

You can see below the new rewards mechanism as we have listed them on our API documentation:

  • 100 points each week a healthy challenge is completed; maximum of 400 points total per challenge
  • NOTE: Members can join two challenges (one lifestyle challenge and one healthy activity challenge) simultaneously
  • BONUS: Complete all 4 challenge weeks to earn a prize wheel spin worth up to 2000 points
  • BONUS: 250 points for connecting a compatible health & fitness device/app; up to 2 per month



Introducing: Heart Partner™, a Heart Healthy Balance Rewards Integration

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 14:27 - Drew Schweinfurth

We have our hearts beating strongly as we are ready to tell you all about Novartis' Heart Partner™ application integrating our Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices API. Checkout the integration on the Apple App Store.

Managing a chronic condition like Heart Failure (HF) is no easy task and it affects not only the HF patients, but their caregivers as well.  For HF patients it is sometimes difficult to keep up with a healthier lifestyle and managing their HF treatment. The newly developed Heart Partner™ app helps coordinate care in a simple and easy way.  The app allows for tracking daily activity and vitals such as blood pressure or weight, medication compliance, and more!


“We are excited to complement our app by integrating with the Walgreens Balance® Rewards Program! This is a simple and easy way for HF patients and their caregivers to track healthier behaviors and have the patient be rewarded with Balance® Rewards points to use towards healthier purchases, which is so important for managing heart failure -- together”, said Lisa Blizzard, Director of Consumer Marketing with Novartis.


Start tracking your healthy habits and earn points, download the Heart Partner™ app at the Apple App Store today!

Introducing Lifesum: A New Balance Rewards Integration

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:32 - Manush Shah

We are thrilled to announce the latest BRhc API partner, Lifesum. Checkout the integration on the App Store.

Lifesum's core belief is healthy living, simplified. Whether you want to lose weight, bulk up or just be healthier, Lifesum helps you change your small, everyday habits, so you can transform your life.  We think they've taken a unique approach to rewarding their customers for making healthy choices through their application. 

"We're so excited to be launching the Balance Rewards integration together with Walgreens," said Tove Weslund, Founder & VP Product, Lifesum. "It's great to be able to reward our users for taking an extra walk or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. We believe the integration is a great step towards Lifesum's goal; to make everyone, everywhere healthier and happier."

Start making healthy choices today by using the Lifesum app.