Pharmacy Everywhere: Express Scripts and MedAvail Announce Collaboration to Make Pharmacy More Affordable and Convenient
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"Technology -- and a culture shift -- allow us the opportunity to evolve and simplify healthcare services to better accommodate our busy schedules, which in turn can lead to better adherence and outcomes," said
MedCenter can safely and securely dispense chronic, acute and over-the-counter medications under the supervision of licensed pharmacists. Compatible with both handwritten and electronic prescriptions, MedCenter can dispense a prescription in under 90 seconds. People who use MedCenter may have 24/7 access to comprehensive, multi-lingual pharmacist service through private audio-visual communications built into the pharmacy center, as well as an integrated smartphone app. Licensed pharmacists perform the professional functions associated with prescription dispensing, including review of medical history, allergy, potential interaction with other drugs being taken, and patient counseling, so safety concerns can be addressed prior to picking up the prescription.
"This consumer experience can do for pharmacy care what the ATM did for personal banking – enable greater access and efficiency, especially during times of immediate need, while streamlining the experience for those consumers who need expert counsel and support from a pharmacist," said Dr. Stettin. "We believe this technology, when deployed on a larger scale, could have the potential to bring pharmacy dispensing to employer sites, hospital emergency rooms, community clinics and university campuses. This technology also could help community pharmacists increase their community presence and the efficiency of their operations, relieve congestion at retail pharmacy counters, extend a pharmacy's hours of operation, and allow pharmacists to focus on their important role in providing clinical care to patients."
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"This strategic collaboration leverages our state-of-the-art technology to provide the most advanced self-service pharmacy care to
We are a healthcare opportunity company. That means where others see problems, we see potential. Empowered by our legacy as an industry innovator, we dare to imagine a better healthcare system. And we're driven to make it happen. From pharmacy and medical benefits management, to specialty pharmacy care, and everything in between – we seek to uncover opportunities to make healthcare work better.
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MedAvail is a pharmacy technology and services company that has developed and launched a mobile-enabled self-service pharmacy center solution. The MedAvail pharmacy platform is uniquely positioned to enable pharmacy industry operators to create a new 'last mile' channel to patients with medicine prescriptions, at an industry-low cost-to-fill. The platform provides "pharmacy services anywhere, anytime", in an era when most pharmacies are reducing their opening hours. MedAvail's turnkey offering also enables new entrants to access the pharmacy market, worth some
For more information visit www.MedAvail.com.
Jennifer Luddy, Express Scripts, 201-269-6402, Jennifer_Luddy@express-scripts.com