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Electronic Marketing reminders for Preferred Customers - Remind them they can have a prescription refilled.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013996D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Electronic Marketing reminders for Preferred Customers Remind them they can have a prescription refilled. Remind preferred Customers at a check out lane about prescriptions that can be refilled. The reminder is printed on the customers’ check out receipt. This would be store specific, meaning a retailer would also have a pharmacy in the store, and the customer has prescriptions on file. This would use a Relational Database. The groups of items in the database would be : Store Specific

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  Electronic Marketing reminders for Preferred Customers - Remind them they can have a prescription refilled.

Remind preferred Customers at a check out lane about prescriptions that can be refilled. The reminder is printed on the customers' check out receipt. This would be store specific, meaning a retailer would also have a pharmacy in the store, and the customer has prescriptions on file.

This would use a Relational Database. The groups of items in the database would be :

Store Specific

Store options, These would be used in determining how, or when a reminder message is printed on the customers check out receipt.

A number of days after a prescription is eligible to be refilled


(e.g.. 0 (zero) means as soon as the insurance will cover the refill delay zero days before reminding the customer)

A number of days to stop reminding a customer of an eligible prescription refill. (e.g.. 30 days after the prescription has been estimated to be used up stop reminding the customer about that particular prescription).

A number of days for prescriptions not covered by insurance. Certain drugs are not covered, and are in theory eligible to be refilled immediately. Rather than bug the customer for the entire term of the prescription wait until some number of days before the estimated date when the prescription has been entirely used. (e.g. 5 (five) days before a prescription is used up remind the customer).

The fields printed on the receipt, These could include the patient name,...