Method and apparatus for integrated management of pharmaceutical and healthcare services

  • US 6,112,182 A
  • Filed: 01/16/1996
  • Issued: 08/29/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A data processing method for managing delivery of healthcare services comprising the steps of:

  • executing a first process in a specially programmed data processing system having an electronic memory for recording a plurality of predefined data items obtained from an outside source, the data items associated with dispensing pharmaceutical drugs in a prescription-based transaction;

    determining whether a trigger stored in the electronic memory of the data processing system is associated with the plurality of data items in response to using the prescription-based transaction; and

    executing a second data process for use in connection with providing a healthcare-related action that improves an effectiveness of a drug therapy, the healthcare-related action identified by the trigger.

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