INDUSTRY WATCH: May/June 2015
QS/1 has added a feature to its mobileRx app that will remind patients on their smartphones when to take a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medications. Patients can access the list of prescriptions they are taking from their patient profile. They enter the times when they take the medications. The smartphone will then send an audible alert or vibrate as a reminder for the times set. For OTC items such as aspirin and vitamins, the person can manually schedule the reminder times.
Charles Garner, QS/1 market analyst, explains that the goal is to help pharmacies provide better service that will result in a higher level of adherence, taking advantage of the trend in greater reliance on smartphones by consumers.
QS/1 has also announced a partnership with Community Care of North Carolina (CCNC) in order to coordinate healthcare providers. The QS/1 pharmacy management system has been enhanced to exchange information with CCNC’s software application used to conduct medication reconciliation for Medicaid patients in North Carolina.