Method and apparatus for automatically generating advisory information for pharmacy patients

  • US 6,240,394 B1
  • Filed: 12/12/1996
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/12/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for generating targeted messages to pharmacy patients, said method comprising the steps of:

  • capturing a data record transmitted to a pharmacy printer from a pharmacy computer, said data record including components pertaining to a pharmacy transaction in which a pharmacy product is dispensed to a patient;

    comparing selected components of said captured data record with components in a database to determine contents of an advisory message;

    building said advisory message based on determinations made in said comparing step; and

    transmitting said advisory message to said pharmacy printer, so as to print said advisory message based on said selected components of said captured data record.

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