November 8, 2013

North Shore residents can now order scripts with new smart phone app

From the North Shore Times:

Greenwich Village Pharmacy today launched the eRx Express app so that people in the area can order their scripts using their smart phone, making it easier to manage their medicines.

eRx Express is part of eRx Script Exchange’s national network which lets GPs and pharmacists exchange electronic prescriptions safely and securely. This new app means that customers can scan and pre-order their medicines for pick up on the day and time that they want.

Diana Boot, Pharmacist & Nutritionist, Greenwich Village Pharmacy, said “The eRx Express app is a great way for us to make collecting medicines even easier for people in the North Shore community. We expect it to be of real benefit for people who are busy, including those who work out of the area, as well as anybody who might need to plan a trip to a pharmacy, or need the support of a carer, or have other complications such as chronic health issues.”

“People are using their mobile apps for every aspect of their lives, from banking, checking the weather, connecting with friends, finding shops and services, and looking at real estate. Now they can now connect with us just as easily.”

“Ultimately, we expect this to mean less waiting time for our customers and patients, and that’s a real positive. Anything we do to make it more efficient and convenient means that we can spend more time helping people with their wider healthcare needs, and that can only benefit the community.”

“It’s also a further step forward in terms of providing the best possible safety for our customers. The app integrates directly into our dispensing software and into the national scripts network through eRx Script Exchange. This means that people’s information is handled securely and safely and it comes exactly as the doctor prescribed, which reduces the potential for medicine mixups.”

The free app has three easy steps for people:
• SCAN scripts, anywhere, anytime, using the QR code that appears on the prescription
• SUBMIT the script or scripts to the pharmacy
• PICK-UP at your preferred time and date

The paper prescription needs to be taken into the pharmacy at the time that medicines are collected.

Greenwich Village Pharmacy also delivers for free to the local area. The paper prescription needs to be presented when the medicines are collected or delivered.

eRx Express is a free new app for iPhone, Android and Windows smart phones. It can be downloaded now at the App Store for iPhone, Google Play for Android, and Windows Phone for Microsoft.

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