Pharmacy Refills Anywhere, Anytime
GRAND RAPIDS, MI & SAN FRANCISCO, CA – February 25, 2014 SpartanNash (Nasdaq: SPTN), a Fortune 500 company committed to serving the needs of the local community, and mscripts, the leading provider of mobile pharmacy technology, today announced the formation of a partnership to offer a comprehensive mobile and web pharmacy solution to SpartanNash customers. The mobile solution, powered by mscripts, will enable SpartanNash customers to refill prescriptions, receive pickup and dosage reminders, and manage accounts for their family members. SpartanNash operates 88 pharmacies in 6 states throughout the upper Midwest.
“We are thrilled to provide a solution to help our customers manage their medications conveniently,” says Larry Pierce, VP of Center Store Merchandising at SpartanNash. “This helps our customers, particularly those who have complex medication regimes, stay on top of their health. They can refill through text or in the app, no matter where they are. They can set reminders to take their medications without having to enter all the prescription information first. They can see a list of all their scripts any time.”
“SpartanNash really understands the role mobile can play in forging close ties to their local community,” says Mark Cullen, CEO of mscripts. “This allows SpartanNash pharmacy customers to see and manage their prescriptions, either on the phone or through the website, making it easy to fill and take their medications on schedule and as prescribed.”
The new app will be available to SpartanNash customers in early summer 2014 as a free download through Apple iTunes and the Android Market. The application will operate on a secure network and integrated with McKesson’s (NYSE:MCK) EnterpriseRxTM pharmacy management system, enabling SpartanNash to offer a variety of digital communication pathways to its customers.
SpartanNash (SPTN) is a Fortune 500 company and the largest food distributor serving military commissaries and exchanges in the United States, in terms of revenue. The Company's core businesses include distributing food to military commissaries and exchanges and independent and corporate-owned retail stores located in 44 states and the District of Columbia, Europe, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Azores, Bahrain and Egypt. SpartanNash currently operates 172 supermarkets, primarily under the banners of Family Fare Supermarkets, No Frills, Bag 'n Save and Econofoods.
mscripts’ promotes patient adherence and engagement through their innovative, easy-to-use mobile and web health management platform. Pharmacy patients manage their prescriptions and health on their mobile phones through 2-way interactive SMS messaging and branded mobile applications, making refilling convenient and remembering to take medications easy. mscripts improves adherence by improving refill rates, providing education and health information, and applying advanced analytics to better understand patient behavior.