McKesson launches pharmacy app for Apple devices

June 28, 2013

McKesson has released a mobile application it says can help improve medication adherence rates, help pharmacies operate more efficiently, and reduce hospital admissions.

McKesson has released a mobile application (app) it says can help improve medication adherence rates, help pharmacies operate more efficiently, and reduce hospital admissions.

The McKesson Mobile Delivery app is designed for use with Apple iOS devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPad mini. The app can scan prescription labels, process credit or FSA cards, capture all payment and pharmacy-related signatures, and email receipts.

“The new McKesson Mobile Delivery app allows pharmacists to bring their pharmacy services to the point-of-care, whether it’s the doorstep of 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.”

The app has a card reader that attaches to any Apple iOS device through the earphone socket. Swiped payments are deposited directly into pharmacy bank accounts.

“Many pharmacies carry the cost of offering house accounts to delivery customers,” Mott said. “With this app they can provide quality care services, get paid faster, and improve the cash flow in their business.”

The app also has controlled substance tracking that records the name and state or federal identification of the person receiving prescriptions that are classified as government regulated.