ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Mart®, a leading franchise of more than 3,100
independently owned pharmacies across all 50 states, today announced the
recent launch of the Your Pharmacy OnlineSM mobile
application at the 115th Annual Convention and Trade Exposition of the
National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), held October 12–16,
The mobile app is the newest component of McKesson’s Your
Pharmacy Online consumer-facing pharmacy website and gives patients
more on-the-go prescription management options. The Your Pharmacy Online
mobile app capabilities include:
Refill Reminders — Alert patient that it is time to refill
their prescription and allows the patient to manage the frequency of
their reminders on-screen.
RxReady Notifications — Alert patient when the prescription is
ready to be picked up.
Request a Refill — Patient can enter a prescription into the
mobile app, prompting the refill request to be sent to the pharmacy
either by fax or directly into the pharmacy-management system.
In-Store Promotions — Patient can view in-store promotions and
Point-to-Point Directions — Patient can receive point-to-point
directions to the pharmacy.
Demonstrations of the new mobile app are available at NCPA Booth #1001.
“The Your Pharmacy Online mobile app provides Health Mart pharmacies
with digital communications capabilities, letting the pharmacy and
patient interact in a new and convenient way. This cost-effective
technology increases communication, which can lead to improved patient
medication adherence and drive positive health outcomes while increasing
prescription volume,” said Eyad Farah, senior director of retail product
development for McKesson U.S. Pharmaceutical.
The Your Pharmacy Online app is available in the Apple App Store (for
iPhones) or the Google Play Store (for Android phones). The app has been
downloaded more than 2,000 times in the first month alone and has
received strong reviews. “The reception to the Your Pharmacy Online
mobile app among Health Mart customers has already been tremendous, and
we continue to see new user adoption each day,” said Farah.
“To remain competitive and stay connected with their patients, community
pharmacies must have comprehensive digital capabilities to showcase
their pharmacy’s distinctive personality and services. The full Your
Pharmacy Online offering provides online marketing solutions that
contain the store’s social media, monthly Health Mart specials,
newsletters, and a Health Mart vitamin finder to help customers sell
their front-end products,” added Farah.
For more information, please visit McKesson’s online newsroom at www.mckesson.com/newsroom.
About Health Mart®
Health Mart is America’s fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise
with more than 3,100 locally owned community pharmacies in all 50
states. Health Mart pharmacists provide personalized care and take the
time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how
to safely manage multiple medications, how to improve their health
through diet and exercise, and how to take advantage of lower-cost
medication options and prescription-discount cards. As an important
member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong
clinical knowledge and partner with their patients, and their patients’
other healthcare providers, to help them manage and improve patients’
health. The Health Mart franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc.,
which is an affiliate of McKesson Corporation. Health Mart is proud to
be ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among chain drug
stores in the J.D. Power 2012 National Pharmacy Study and named a J.D.
Power 2011 Customer Service Champion. To find a locally owned Health
Mart pharmacy near you, visit www.healthmart.com,
where you will also find comprehensive online health and wellness
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a
healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to
making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers,
hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and
others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that
deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its
customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance
with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply
management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical
services. For more information, visit http://www.mckesson.com.