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IRVINE, Calif. — Sage North America last week announced that it partnered with McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation, a division of McKesson, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application for prescription delivery services.
"McKesson had a clear vision for the direction it wanted to take with McKesson Mobile Delivery, and the vital features needed to be HIPAA-compliant and simple to use," stated Greg Hammermaster, president of Sage Payment Solutions. "We included the ability to autodeposit the payments directly into pharmacy bank accounts within one or two business days to help ensure the application adds more value for pharmacies in both cash flow and back-office efficiencies."
McKesson Mobile Delivery was created to help improve prescription adherence rates, increase operational efficiencies for pharmacies and reduce costly hospital re-admissions. McKesson introduced the application at its annual McKesson ideaShare 2013 conference, and more than 50 pharmacies have already signed on to use it.
McKesson Mobile Delivery was specifically designed to enable pharmacies to make home deliveries and process payments using mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. The solution is HIPAA-compliant, is compatible with Apple iOS devices and pairs with a Sage Mobile Payments card reader to ensure each transaction is fully encrypted and PCI-compliant. The McKesson application allows pharmacists to bring their services to the point of care and capitalize on the advantages inherent with mobility. Customers benefit from home delivery, while pharmacists gain benefits by capturing the payment at the point of delivery, improving cash flow for pharmacists' businesses and increasing quality of care for patients.