Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) members can now get reminders to refill prescriptions and track their prescription orders with a few taps on their wrist thanks to the new Humana Pharmacy app for Apple Watch. The new app is one of the first mail order pharmacy apps of its kind for the device and accompanies a major update to the Humana Pharmacy app for iPhone.
"For people managing multiple daily medications, these tools can make a real difference in helping our members optimize their drug therapy and achieve their best health."
The Apple Watch app offers two features:
- Refill reminders to notify members when it’s time to reorder;
- Order tracking to show members exactly when their order will arrive.
A third feature that will remind members to take their medicine will be added later this year.The Apple Watch app will integrate with the features of the newest version of the Humana Pharmacy app for iPhone, making it easy for members to move easily between their Apple Watch and iPhone. New features on the mobile app allow members to:
- View videos with important safety information about their medications;
- Use their phone’s camera to scan the barcode on a medication to request a refill;
- Take a photo of a medication to transfer the prescription from a retail pharmacy to Humana Pharmacy.
“Our new Apple Watch app makes managing medications and adhering to medication therapy easier than ever before,” said William Fleming, President, Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “For people managing multiple daily medications, these tools can make a real difference in helping our members optimize their drug therapy and achieve their best health.”
The app is Humana’s second Apple Watch app. The company launched Cue by Humana in April 2015, which prompts users to take small, daily actions known to result in better health – drink water, focus on breathing, focus on posture, get up and move, get outside and stretch.
The Humana Pharmacy app is available on the App Store for iPhone and from the App Store for Apple Watch, found within the Apple Watch app on iPhone under the Explore tab.
About Humana Pharmacy Solutions
Humana Pharmacy Solutions, a division of Humana Inc., manages traditional pharmacy benefits with member-focused strategies to yield savings in pharmacy and total health expense. Providing prescription coverage for both individuals and employer groups, Humana Pharmacy Solutions strives to give members access to the medicine they need while offering guidance on clinically proven, therapeutically equivalent drugs that bring better value to the member and the customer. For more information visitwww.HumanaPharmacy.com.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Ky., is a leading health and well-being company focused on making it easy for people to achieve their best health with clinical excellence through coordinated care. The company’s strategy integrates care delivery, the member experience, and clinical and consumer insights to encourage engagement, behavior change, proactive clinical outreach and wellness for the millions of people we serve across the country.
More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com
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Tuesday, April 19, 2016 10:45 am EDT
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