Burtonsville, MD (PRWEB) July 6, 2007
Lifeclinic International, Inc., the world's leading manufacturer and distributor of automated health testing kiosks, will be exhibiting its latest consumer healthcare technology, an electronic catalog of healthcare products available on Lifeclinic's LC520 health station kiosk, at McKesson's Pharmacy Strategies Conference & Trade Show, July 8-10, 2007, in Boston.
The e-catalog has been developed with McKesson and will initially contain products from 13 categories. In an effort to help alleviate pharmacy shelf space, the e-catalog will display mostly bulky or low-turnover products. The e-catalog will contain detailed descriptive information, a high-resolution picture, as well as current inventory availability for each item. Once the customer selects their products via the kiosk's touch screen, an itemized order will be printed and the customer will be prompted to bring the printed receipt to the pharmacy counter to pay for and complete the order.
The pharmacist or technician can review it and, if necessary, modify the order with the customer. All items contain the McKesson item number and retail price along with an order barcode for easy input by pharmacy staff. The customer uses the existing pharmacy point-of-sale system for payment. Initially, all transactions will be cash or credit card only; however, the ability to facilitate insurance reimbursements will be implemented in the future. Items will be shipped from McKesson's Home Health Care distribution centers to either the store or to the customer's home. McKesson will ship the items and bill the pharmacy for the items shipped.
The system is designed with flexibility to allow each individual store or pharmacy chain to decide which specific items to carry in the e-catalog and whether to use a suggested retail price or their own individual retail pricing.
Lifeclinic and McKesson expect to initially pilot the e-catalog functionality with McKesson's HealthMart pharmacy locations beginning in the 3rd quarter. A number of pharmacy chains have expressed interest in Lifeclinic's health stations e-catalog potential for their stores.
The Lifeclinic e-catalog is another important step in providing a complete disease management platform that utilizes information, monitoring and content to help individual consumers actively manage their health.
About Lifeclinic International, Inc.
Lifeclinic was established in 1976 as Vita-Stat Medical Services, Inc. Since then, it has grown to be the world's largest supplier of commercial, automated, health kiosks. Lifeclinic health kiosks can be found in over 35,000 pharmacies and 4,000 company and organizational wellness centers worldwide, accounting for 400 million blood pressure recordings annually. Lifeclinic health kiosk and management systems encourage individuals to take an active role in their health care and provide corporate management with the tools to help reduce costs while simultaneously improving the health of individual employees. Lifeclinic's health kiosk interface of text, audio and visuals are available in 16 different languages, and the systems can be found in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, India, Russia, Turkey, the United States and many other countries worldwide.
Please visit http://www.lifeclinic.com for more information.