HealthSmart innovates DME shelves with Griploc Sliding Reacher
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — HealthSmart on Wednesday announced the launch of the Griploc Sliding Reacher in what the company is characterizing as a revolution in the reaching product market.
Built upon a two-handed linear design, the Griploc Sliding Reacher integrates PowerSlide technology. PowerSlide allows the user to securely grasp a range of items, removing the need to apply a level of pressure to grip an object. The Twist and Click function keeps objects securely locked into place, meaning the user doesn’t have to worry about dropping something if they lose their grip. This functionality coupled with an extra-wide jaw and micro-grip tips, means the movement of large and small items becomes an easy task for all, the company stated.
“The Griploc Sliding Reacher’s innovative design and ease of use makes it a must for every home. Reaching items from the top shelves can be difficult anyway — even if you don’t have mobility issues — but this product solves those problems," said Vicky Mitchell SVP marketing for HealthSmart. "It’s great for small items that you can’t bend down for and essential for those hard-to-reach cupboards.”
The Griploc Sliding Reacher carries a suggested retail price of $39.99 and will be available in stores and online beginning in June.
GoJo Industries launches the “Purell Be Well Network” loyalty program
AKRON, Ohio — GoJo Industries on Tuesday launched the "Purell Be Well Network" loyalty program to reward its consumers for healthy hand hygiene habits and encourage them to spread the word about how to reduce the risk of illness and infection in their daily lives. Members of the Be Well Network will earn points for a variety of activities in addition to product purchase, including sharing hand health tips with their social networks or contributing their own point-of-views on how to stay healthy.
"We see the Purell Be Well Network as much more than a purchase-based or reward-for-purchases program," said Kathleen Leigh, marketing director of Purell consumer, e-commerce and shopper marketing. "This [campaign] has been designed with two-way engagement in mind, so we can learn from our loyal consumers about hygiene issues that are important to them and, in turn, we can share the best of our hand health expertise for them to share with their friends and families."
Along with rewards for purchases, the Be Well Network loyalty participants will be rewarded for actions and engagement with the brand on social media or through Purell.com. Rewards include products, coupons and gift cards for Nike, Dick’s Sporting Goods, REI and Lululemon and the chance to win a one-year gym membership.
"We consider ourselves fortunate to have enthusiastic Purell brand advocates who are committed to healthy practices in their homes and communities, so we hope that they can help us spread the word about the importance of hand hygiene. As we know that healthy living can be the best reward of all," Leigh said.
Verizon broadens mobile health offerings with new ‘Virtual Visits’
NEW YORK — Verizon is expanding its mobile health solutions portfolio with the launch of its new Verizon Virtual Visits, which is designed to provide an easy, convenient and cost-effective way for patients to be seen remotely by a clinician for a cold, flu, sore throat or other simple, acute condition via video on their smartphone, tablet or computer.
"We are seeing a shift in how care is delivered in the United States. With Verizon Virtual Visits, patients and providers alike can benefit from the use of technology to provide medical care via an enterprise-class technology solution developed with the security, performance and reliability essential to healthcare delivery,” said Rich Black, VP healthcare practice for Verizon. "We believe our latest mobile health offering can go a long way to enable a more efficient and effective U.S. healthcare system.”
How it works: Patients can connect online with a clinician through an app on their smartphone or tablet, or via a Web portal. Once logged in, patients are taken through a set of health-related questions, followed by a discussion with a clinician, who evaluates the patient's condition and provides an appropriate care plan.
Clinicians also can use the platform to electronically send a prescription to the pharmacy of the patient's choosing, where legally permitted.
Data shared between the clinician and the patient is encrypted during the online visit, as well as afterward when the data is stored in Verizon's HIPAA-enabled Cloud.