CVS Teams Up With Google Health to Assist Customer Prescriptions
Yesterday, CVS Caremark announced in a press release their partnership with Google Health will now allow CVS/pharmacy customers the ability to securely download their prescription history to the customer’s Google Health Account.
CVS Caremark Corp. is a Rhode Island company that operates a pharmacy chain. They have been a Google Health partner since it was launched in May 2008.
This expansion in the partnership will now allow all CVS consumers (CVS/pharmacy customers, CVS Caremark plan participants or visitors to our MinuteClinic locations) the ability to download their prescription information directly into their personal Google Health record.
If used, this would allow patients/consumers to have a current list of medications in one place. This in turn would help the doctors, pharmacist, hospitals, and other care providers take better care of them.
To use the tool, customers of CVS/pharmacy must first be signed up for the Prescription Management feature on CVS.com. This feature also allows registered customers to manage their prescriptions online including ordering refills, choosing pickup locations, requesting prescription renewals and receiving alerts on generic alternatives. In order to maintain patient privacy, the consumer making the request for information will need to be authenticated on the cvs.com Web site before any data is shared with Google Health.
The person must also be signed up with Google Health.
CVS Caremark Press Release