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Zipdrug, CityMD team on Rx delivery kiosks

BY David Salazar

NEW YORK — Prescription delivery service Zipdrug and urgent care provider CityMD announced Thursday a new partnership that will bring kiosks to CityMD locations. 
 
With the new kiosks, patients at CityMD’s locations — beginning with the one in Manhattan’s Murray Hill — will be able to order medication delivery from any pharmacy after seeing a doctor. The medication will be picked up by a Zipdrug messenger and delivered to the patient’s preferred location. Patients can also track their delivery live in the Zipdrug app. 
 
“We are thrilled about this partnership and having the chance to work with the region's biggest and most successful urgent care group,” Zipdrug CEO and co-founder Stu Libby — who Drug Store News interviewed in 2015 — said. “CityMD's mission to deliver kindness in the form of a seamless healthcare experience mirrors ours at Zipdrug — we're a great fit. Zipdrug's service will help CityMD patients get the most out of each urgent care visit, enabling them to get back to their busy lives without having to make the potentially long stop at the pharmacy.”
 
For CityMD, the partnership is a way for them to further its mission of offering convenient care for patients. 
 
“By teaming up with Zipdrug we can now deliver even more convenient, quality care," CityMD founder and CEO Dr. Richard Park said. “Zipdrug allows patients to spend more time in the comfort of their homes while they are sick instead of at the pharmacy. We are always looking for innovations that enable us to treat our patients better.”
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MultiCare Health System unveils virtual care service

BY David Salazar

SEATTLE — MultiCare Health System announced Thursday that it had launched its new eCare service, which patients can use to have their common illnesses diagnosed and treated. 
 
For $25, patients can use eCare to have their symptoms sent by email or text to a physician following an online interview, allowing them to be diagnosed in under an hour during business hours. The platform, developed by Zipnosis, also allows patients to send a prescription to their preferred pharmacy. 
 
“MultiCare is committed to providing access to health care services in ways that are convenient and easy for patients,” MultiCare VP retail health, post acute care and service lines Christi McCarren said. “The Zipnosis platform allows us to use technology to meet consumers where they are — whether it's at home, at the office or on the soccer field — and offer quick help for health needs.”
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