System and method for express refill

  • US 8,626,530 B1
  • Filed: 02/07/2012
  • Issued: 01/07/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for allowing a customer to refill a prescription with an application executing on a web enabled mobile device, where the web enabled mobile device includes a processor, a memory coupled to the processor and a camera configured to capture a barcode image that has at least a prescription number encoded therein, the method comprising:

  • causing the processor to display an interface in the application executing on the web enabled mobile device, the interface for selection of a prescription refill option;

    receiving an input at the processor from the customer indicating, via the application, a selection of the prescription refill option;

    the application causing the processor to activate the web enabled mobile device'"'"'s camera for scanning of a barcode;

    the application causing automatically or upon a user input, the camera to capture an image, displayed in the application, of the barcode indicating at least a prescription number, the prescription number corresponding to a prescription medication and a patient;

    the application causing the processor to transmit from the application, over a network, to a server, data indicative of at least the prescription number so that the server can automatically validate the prescription number by verifying that the prescription number exists in a database of prescription numbers corresponding to a previously filled prescription medication;

    receiving information at the web enabled mobile device, over the network, at least a portion of which is to be displayed in an order review page of the application executing on the web enabled mobile device;

    causing the processor to generate a display in the application including the at least the portion of received information in an order review page, wherein the information includes the prescription number and a pharmacy location where the prescription medication in the prescription will be filled;

    wherein the information to be displayed in the order review page includes the pharmacy location and an option to change the pharmacy location;

    transmitting from the web enabled mobile device, in response to an action by the customer viewing the displayed order review page, to the server and via the network, a confirmation to refill the prescription.

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