AUSTIN, Texas – Feb 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Two pharmacy software companies are entering a partnership aimed at making patient communication easier across platforms. QS/1 and Digital Pharmacist announced a new, HIPAA-compliant collaboration that they said would allow patients the convenience of requesting and receiving information from the pharmacy using such personal devices such as smartphones.
Pharmacies can leverage website and mobile applications that allow patients to submit refill requests directly to the pharmacy as well as monitor the status of those requests. The platform also will send refill reminders to help improve patient compliance.
“We have been testing the new integrated patient engagement platform for three months and are delighted with the positive feedback we have had from our pharmacies and their patients,” Digital Pharmacist Vice President, data and integrations Sahar Makhmoor said. “Our partnership with QS/1 is a great example of how technology companies with different skills can come together to create products that truly help pharmacies and their patients.”
“For years we have seen how the public is putting their cellphones and personal devices to work for them,” QS/1 Vice President, product management Tabb Stringer said. “We think it’s important that pharmacies tap into this resource to better serve patients and improve their customer support.”
Through cloud-based technology, pharmacies utilize inbound refill services to accept refill requests and route them to be filled. Outbound messaging enables patients to be notified patients in a HIPAA-compliant manner when their prescriptions have been filled and are ready for pick-up, the companies said.
To enroll, pharmacies must select a communications package with Digital Pharmacist. Visit
digitalpharmacist.com for packages and pricing information.
About Digital Pharmacist
Digital Pharmacist Inc. (https://www.digitalpharmacist.com/) is a rapidly growing digital health company that powers the digital, communication and adherence solutions for 7,500 pharmacies. Millions of patients use the company’s products every month. The company is headquartered in Austin, Texas with offices in Newark, New Jersey. Digital Pharmacist Inc. is a partner of the National Community Pharmacists Association, Cardinal Health and QS/1.
QS/1 is the premiere pharmacy partner in the ever-changing and dynamic healthcare marketplace. With a customer-centric approach, QS/1 offers software solutions helping community, chain and hospital outpatient pharmacies, and HME businesses remain relevant, profitable, proficient, and successful through technology. QS/1 is the only vendor with an integrated suite of products, including point-of-sale, IVR, document management, mobile refills, delivery apps, built-in prescription synchronization, and HME documentation. QS/1 is part of Smith Technologies, LLC, a subsidiary of the J M Smith Corporation, one of the largest privately held companies in South Carolina.