NHS taps mobile tools to boost physician access to patients

The U.K.'s National Health Service is deploying Dr Now mHealth technology that offers patients video consults as well a telehealth prescription service that delivers needed medicine to patients' homes or other non-medical center locations.

The app, available for Apple and Android devices, is being used by NHS England to shorten the waiting time to see a physician and access to needed medication, according to a HIT Consultant report. The goal is to provide a healthcare service supply chain that helps keep costs down while boosting access to medical practitioners and meds.

The Dr Now software also alerts patients via a call, text or email regarding prescription needs. Patients also can schedule consultants via the service for non-immediate medical issues and lets patients communicate with their doctor of choice. The service provides same day prescription delivery if required and guaranteed next day delivery options. Article