mscripts, a mobile pharmacy platform, and West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-driven communications, announced a partnership today to that will enable pharmacies to engage and activate consumers toward better medication adherence.

San Francisco, August 3rd, 2016 – mscripts, a mobile pharmacy platform, and West Corporation, a leading provider of technology-driven communications, announced a partnership today that will enable pharmacies to engage and activate consumers toward better medication adherence.

Exclusive Partnership Enables Pharmacy Patients to Receive Timely, Convenient Access to Medication Cost-Savings and Adherence Support on their Mobile Phone.
Can a mobile application boost medication adherence? Pharmacy benefit manager MedImpact Healthcare Systems, Inc., expects that it can, and has begun marketing a “gamified” medication adherence app to its managed-care, employer group and health-system clients.

A new analysis demonstrates that this approach delivers promising results

As Vice President of Strategy at mscripts, Fiona Smythe manages a cross-functional team that sets strategy, defines product direction, creates and executes marketing strategies. Her team focuses on leveraging mobile technology to deliver compelling patient engagement and medication adherence solutions for pharmacies.
As the mobile health sector continues to grow by leaps and bounds, it is interesting to note the people who are responsible for the popularity and increased usage of remote mobile health tools. The company mscripts took a look at the demographics of their pharmacy mobile apps and discovered an interesting finding.
Mobile health is booming and today's mom is a big part of that...
One issue that healthcare providers have seen in the clinical space that’s caused worse health outcomes is the lack of medication adherence among patients. While electronic prescribing may lead to fewer medical errors among pharmacies and medical facilities, it is of little avail if patients aren’t taking their prescribed medication. However, mobile health technology may be able to solve this vital issue.
The past few years have seen the rise of mhealth, a new industry aimed at bringing new transparency and convenience to health care through the medium of the mobile phone. Much of the technology has been aimed at the “worried well,” and primarily at a younger demographic.

mscripts and Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) have partnered to build Target’s new mobile app, Target Healthful, now available in all major app stores.

A recent study from San Francisco-based mscripts and retail pharmacy Avella Specialty Pharmacy found that mscripts mobile pharmacy app helped Avella’s HIV patients to become more adherent to their medication. The Avella-branded app, created by mscripts, includes refill reminders, dosage reminders, and other medication management features.
HIV patients using a mobile app for medication reminders are almost three times more likely to be adherent, according to an analysis by a nationwide specialty pharmacy.

We recently had a chance to sit down with Sanjeev Gautam, the vice president of engineering at mscripts, a customer of ours that builds mobile pharmacy apps that drive digital patient engagement and adherence through an innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web health management platform. They’ve had great success designing solutions that leverage mobile technology to improve healthcare delivery. Here’s what Sanjeev had to say:

Appcelerator: Where did the idea for mscripts come from?

Numerous tools available to aid patients, professionals, at home or anywhere.
Mobile pharmacy platform developer mscripts is showcasing next-generation medication adherence solutions designed to move pharmacies and patients beyond current phone- and computer-based drug adherence programs.
Available as a free download, the application promises improved patient access and convenience in obtaining prescribed medications.

Henry Ford Health System has launched a free app that makes it easier for patients to order and manage their medications.

DETROIT, MI (August 20, 2014) – Henry Ford Health System has launched a free app that makes it easier for patients to order and manage their medications.

Pharmacy Advantage is pleased to announce the inauguration of mobile device application, Pharm Adv, powered by mscripts. This pharmacy solution is intended to improve patient access and convenience in obtaining prescribed medications.

mscripts provides a mobile pharmacy and digital patient engagement platform to pharmacies, outpatient hospitals and pharmaceutical corporations.

How can doctors help their patients navigate the medication adherence maze? Bring the pharmacy into the conversation.

That's the advice of Mark Cullen, CEO of mScripts, a San Francisco-based provider of mobile pharmacy solutions serving some 4,200 pharmacy locations across the country, with plans to double that number this year. His reasoning is simple: Who knows more about the different medications a consumer might be taking than the person dispensing them?

Sad but true, there are thousands of great health apps that are never fully utilized. Seemingly great technologies too often fail due to lack of engagement. Research shows that many apps see a rapid drop off in users within the first three months after downloaded. So, how do we encourage patients to incorporate mobile technology into their daily lives so it becomes a routine habit, rather than a spur-of-the-moment download that falls by the wayside?
SpartanNash, which operates 88 pharmacies in the upper Midwest, will launch a mobile pharmacy application this summer, enabling customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders and manage accounts for their families.

Patients Refill Prescriptions, Manage Health Information via Mobile Phone

Extends & Unifies Mobile Experience to the Web

Innovative Solution to Refill Prescriptions and Manage Health Information via Mobile Phone

mscripts Receives Certification to McKesson Enterprise Rx Pharmacy System

Coinciding with the second day of congressional hearings on FDA regulation of mobile medical apps last week, McKesson announced the launch of a new app, Medisoft Mobile, for doctors and their staff that aims to make it easier to manage their practice through iPhones or iPads.
Midwest retailer Shopko reports that customers are embracing mobile technology to manage their health, with more than 1,000 prescriptions being refilled per day using its service.

Over 1,000 Prescriptions Refills per Day Processed on Mobile Phones