News | August 29, 2013

McKesson Works With Sage To Develop And Deliver Innovative Mobile Delivery Application

McKesson prescription delivery services bring pharmacists to the point of care to increase patient adherence, reduce hospital readmission

Sage North America recently announced that it partnered with San Francisco, Calif.-based McKesson Pharmacy Systems & Automation (MPS&A), a division of healthcare services and information technology company McKesson Corporation, to help develop the McKesson Mobile Delivery application (“app”) for prescription delivery services. McKesson Mobile Delivery was created to help improve prescription adherence rates, increase operational efficiencies for pharmacies and reduce costly hospital readmissions. 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.

“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,” said 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.”

Sage Payment Solutions provides both secure standalone and secure integrated payment processing solutions, including Sage Exchange, Sage Virtual Terminal and Sage Mobile Payments. For more information, visit NA.Sage.com/sage-payment-solutions

For more information, visit www.BetterPharmacyTechnology.com

About Sage Group plc
Sage Group plc is a leading global provider of business management software to small and medium sized companies, creating greater freedom for them to succeed. Sage understands how and why each business is unique. We provide products and services that suit varying needs, are a pleasure to use and are secure and efficient. Formed in 1981, Sage was floated on the London Stock Exchange in 1989 and entered the FTSE 100 in 1999. Sage has over 6 million customers and more than 13,380 employees in 24 countries covering the UK & Ireland, mainland Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia, Asia and Brazil. For more information, visit www.sage.com.

SOURCE: Sage Group plc

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