Over 1,000 Prescriptions Refills per Day Processed on Mobile Phones
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN. (February 5, 2013) – Shopko customers are using their mobile phones to manage their prescription and health needs. Today, customers refill over 1,000 prescriptions a day using the Shopko mobile pharmacy solution - and that number is growing rapidly. Shopko's mobile app enables customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders, and gain a complete view of their health information. The easy-to-use app is available as a free download through the app marketplaces or at www.shopko.com. Customers can also signup at the pharmacy counter for a text-messaging option to receive many of the same benefits as the mobile app.
"Our customers appreciate how easy it is to manage their health and prescription needs from their mobile device," said Mike Bettiga, Shopko Interim CEO and Chief Operating Officer. "Since Shopko launched our mobile pharmacy solution in 2012, thousands of customers have been using their mobile phones to interact with our pharmacies in a way that works best and is most convenient for them."
The new app and its mobile website, https://m.skopharm.com, operate on a secure network created by San Francisco-based mscripts, the leader in mobile pharmacy solutions. mscripts’ hosted, enterprise-grade solution has been the platform for millions of direct, two-way interactions between pharmacies and patients, resulting in greater medication adherence and enhanced customer satisfaction.
"Shopko's customers have embraced the idea of using text messaging and mobile apps to manage their health information,” says Mark Cullen, CEO mscripts. “It is commonplace for customers to use their mobile phones to refill on time, to remember to take medications, and to share information about their prescriptions with their care providers.”
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates almost 350 stores in 22 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 16 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 176 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.
Shopko is owned by affiliates of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
mscripts delivers the most comprehensive mobile pharmacy solution used by thousands of pharmacies today. mscripts extends a pharmacy’s brand and customer relationship to the mobile phone, making it fast, easy and convenient for patients to manage their prescriptions and health information. Learn more at www.mscripts.com.