Phone alerts created for prescriptions


The regional health service has added a feature to its GVA+Salut application which sends an alert to the patient’s mobile phone when medication they have been prescribed is dispensed from a pharmacy.

The system is designed to improve security, and works like the alerts used by banks so that their clients know in real time when there are any movements in their account, a regional government spokesman explained.

The app already includes information about any treatments which chronic patients have available at the pharmacy, their upcoming prescriptions and the history of medications dispensed, so that users can check the dates and pharmacies where these were acquired.

Prescriptions are still electronic and can be obtained simply by presenting the SIP card, so a printed copy with a bar code is no longer necessary, but it is possible to print one out if required.

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