CVS debuts new tools to boost med adherence, reduce healthcare costs

CVS Health is offering customers the ability to take advantage of several digital tools for easier and more efficient health management with the goal of improving medication adherence while reducing care costs.

For instance, CVS has integrated its pharmacy mobile app with Apple Watch, and also allows customers to scan paper prescriptions using the CVS/Caremark mobile app. They also can scan insurance cards via a smartphone.

Another tool, MedRemind, which is part of CVS's app, helps users stay current with medication schedules and offers reminders about prescription intake; it also lets caregivers know when a medication dose has not been taken by a patient. An in-store pharmacy message tool, also part of the CVS app, lets users know when a prescription is ready for a refill or to be picked up when a customer is in a CVS location. Announcement