LAS VEGAS — McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation introduced its new McKesson Mobile Delivery app, here, Thursday, at McKesson ideashare 2013. Designed for use with Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini, the new app can help independent pharmacy owners improve adherence rates, drive greater operational efficiencies and reduce costly hospital admissions. The app has a number of key functionalities, including scanning prescription labels, processing credit cards and FSA cards, capturing all payment and pharmacy-related signatures, and emailing receipts to customers. Within the pharmacy, the app also supports drive-through services.
“The new McKesson Mobile Delivery app allows pharmacists to bring their pharmacy services to the point-of-care, whether it’s at a customer’s house or a hospital bedside,” said Nathan Mott, president, McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation. “Taking advantage of this mobility, pharmacists can ensure that patients receive their medication on time or before they even leave the hospital. This level of pharmacist involvement in the continuum of care is helping increase patient medication adherence and drive down hospital admission rates.”
Developed in partnership with Sage Payment Solutions, the McKesson Mobile Delivery app interfaces with a card reader that attaches to any Apple iOS device through the earphone socket and securely encrypts every swipe. Funds from swiped payments are deposited directly into pharmacy bank accounts within one to two business days. “Many pharmacies carry the cost of offering delivery to customers,” said Mott. “With this app they can provide quality care services, get paid faster and improve the cash flow in their business.”
Additional features of the McKesson Mobile Delivery app include controlled substance tracking that records the name and state or federal identification of the person receiving prescriptions that are classified as government-regulated. The recorded identification information as well as all transactions and signatures captured on the device can be monitored and viewed in real-time using a secure online portal.
For more information about the McKesson Mobile Delivery app, visit www.BetterPharmacyTechnology.com.