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CVS extends Google Health partnership
April 6th, 2009
WOONSOCKET, R.I. – CVS Caremark Corp. has expanded its partnership with Google Health by enabling CVS/pharmacy customers to securely download their prescription and medication histories to their Google Health Account.
Consumers filling prescriptions at CVS stores can now add their medication histories to their online medical records on CVS.com. CVS Caremark has been a partner of Google Health since its launch in May 2008.
“We now offer all of our consumers the ability to download their prescription and medication histories into their Google Health Personal Health Record, whether they are CVS/pharmacy customers, CVS Caremark plan participants or visitors to our MinuteClinic locations,” says CVS Caremark executive vice president Helena Foulkes.
“By enabling patients to download their prescription information directly into their personal health record, we are helping to close the gap in today’s fragmented health care system and provide a full view of a patient’s health.”
To use the tool, CVS customers must first sign up for the Prescription Management feature on CVS.com. The feature also allows registered customers to manage their prescriptions online, including order refills, choosing pickup locations, requesting prescription renewals and receiving alerts on generic options to branded medications.
“Our online tools, including Google Health, allow our customers to better manage their health information,” Foulkes explains. “By keeping their health records up to date, consumers and their health care providers can coordinate care to optimize outcomes.”