SAN FRANCISCO — mscripts, a leading cloud-based mobile pharmacy platform, announced several key features aimed at providing patients with price transparency and the ability to pay for prescriptions through their mobile phones.
mscripts’ pharmacy patients can now pre-pay for their prescriptions through the app, giving them the ability to both save time and manage a key financial aspect of their heath with confidence and convenience. Pharmacies using the service have shorter waits at the counter, as patients can pick up prescriptions which they have already paid for. The payment service integrates with mscripts’ new shipping and delivery modules.
“mscripts is helping our pharmacy partners stand out in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace,” Mark Cullen, CEO of scripts said in a statement. “The delivery of mobile payments allows our pharmacies to innovate rapidly and deliver best-in-class service to their patient community.”
Patients can also see co-pay amounts in text messages and click through to mobile webpages to manage their scripts. “mscripts has always focused on convenience and transparency,” said Martin Schwartz, vice president of product at mscripts. “By showing patients their projected copay in their texts, we deliver a clear view of a prescription cost in the most convenient medium, making managing their health quick and easy.”
According to the National Association of Chain Drug Stores, the average U.S. consumer is surrounded by pharmacies with the average distance just 2.36 miles from their home. In this competitive environment, pharmacies are expanding digital offerings that provide personalized convenience and transparency.
The mscripts application encourages behaviors that improve health through better access to prescription information and the ability to take action directly via their mobile phones.