INDUSTRY WATCH: January/February 2016 
QS/1 has teamed up with Praeses to offer PocketRx as an additional smartphone app for refill requests. Pharmacies using QS/1’s pharmacy management systems can sign up with Praeses to offer their customers the convenience of another resource for using their smartphones to access pharmacy services.

PocketRx can be used with an iPhone or Android smartphone. “The interface with the PocketRx smartphone application and the pharmacy’s QS/1 system ensures requested refills go to the proper queue for immediate processing,” says Amy Long, QS/1’s manager of healthcare and database services.

Once a pharmacy is set up to communicate with the phone app, customers can download and install PocketRx and enter their profile information. Following a brief verification process, prescription refill information can be entered manually or by scanning the barcode on the prescription bottle. Customers can also call the pharmacy from the app.

QS/1 also announced that it is now EMV certified to process chip-embedded credit cards through Global Payments. EMV or Europay, MasterCard, and Visa compliant cards are the new standard for credit-card security in the United States.