Friday, November 11, 2011

Walgreens Is Giving Its Pharmacists iPads - Business Insider

Pretty soon the iPad could be a pharmacy mainstay, helping pharmacists supply patients with the most up-to-date, thorough care, reports Drug Store News.

Walgreens recently announced it was giving pharmacists working at its 20 pilot stores in Chicago the Apple tablets. This would allow the pharmacists to instantly access customers' medical records, Walgreens prescription history, and other medical records that available for veterans or government employees.

“The concept is meant to create a pharmacy and health care ‘help desk’ where customers get solutions or referrals for their personal health questions,” said Walgreens Chief Innovation Officer Colin Watts told the Chicago Sun-Times, which covered the program's launch in 16 Chicago-area stores.

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