|By Business Wire||
|June 23, 2014 08:06 AM EDT||
GetMyRx, a mobile technology company dedicated to reinventing the pharmacy experience, today announced its smartphone app is available to New Yorkers. The GetMyRx® app allows patients to order new prescriptions or refills in seconds, confirm the copay upfront and get their medications delivered the same day at no extra charge. GetMyRx has teamed with Health Mart®, a nationwide pharmacy franchise with more than 3,400 independently owned stores and a strong presence in New York City.
Owned by McKesson, Health Mart is leading the effort to provide technology solutions that help independent pharmacies improve medication adherence, an area where community pharmacies are uniquely positioned to excel due to their exceptional clinical expertise and patient relationships.
“By working with GetMyRx, our independent pharmacy network can gain a competitive edge and deliver an unmatched customer experience that is a first-of-its-kind in the industry,” said Eyad Farah, Senior Director of Pharmacy Solutions Development at McKesson.
A recent Harvard University study showed that nearly one in three adults who receive a prescription never pick up the medication, generating billions in avoidable healthcare costs. GetMyRx addresses this challenge by letting patients order prescriptions effortlessly and get free same-day delivery from a local pharmacy. See how it works.
“Health Mart respects the independence of pharmacists, and is committed to delivering quality and safety to patients. Together, we’re tackling a widespread and serious healthcare issue at its roots,” said Luis Angel, CEO of GetMyRx.
The GetMyRx app can be downloaded for free in the App Store.
About Health Mart®
Health Mart is America's fastest-growing independent pharmacy franchise with more than 3,400 locally owned community pharmacies in all 50 states. Health Mart® pharmacists provide personalized care and take the time to help patients understand their prescription-drug coverage, how to safely manage multiple medications, and how to take advantage of lower-cost medication options. As an important member of the healthcare team, Health Mart pharmacists possess strong clinical knowledge and partner with their patients, and their patients' other healthcare providers, to help them manage and improve patients' health. The Health Mart® franchise is owned by Health Mart Systems, Inc., which is an affiliate of McKesson Corporation. Learn more at healthmart.com.
McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. We partner with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit mckesson.com.
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Miami, Florida, GetMyRx pioneers mobile solutions designed to eliminate prescription leakage, an overlooked aspect of U.S. healthcare that causes billions of dollars in avoidable costs. The GetMyRx mobile app seeks to improve the health of Americans by connecting patients with local pharmacies at the tap of a button, enabling a hassle-free prescription purchase experience. Learn more at getmyrx.com.
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