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An economist by training, Giovanni Monti’s job at Walgreens is figuring out how the pharmacy giant can expand its reach deeper into the U.S. market.
Most recently, that work led Monti—who leads the company’s health services—into the matter of sleep.
More than one-third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is important to physicians, because insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression, the CDC reports.
So, through a collaboration with technology company Philips, Walgreens is now offering sleep solutions and digital tools through its digital marketplace as part of its ongoing focus on chronic disease management.
It’s part of the digital marketplace, Find Care, Walgreens launched last year to connect consumers with local and digital healthcare services.
“We’re committed to providing omnichannel solutions to help meet the varying and evolving needs of our customers and patients, where and when they need it,” Monti said. “Expanding Walgreens Find Care’s chronic care solutions into sleep further delivers on that commitment to our customers and patients, bringing convenient, accessible healthcare solutions to help them lead healthier lives.”