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KC team comes up with a chatbot to corral your drug bill

Friday, July 28, 2017   (0 Comments)
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You leave your doctor’s office with a prescription that the physician’s office sends to your regular pharmacy.

At that drug store, you learn that the medicine isn’t covered by your insurance plan, or that it is but costs as much as your rent. You go without.

A Kansas City team this week won an award from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for developing a robotic chat app that could steer you to a place where that prescription won’t break your budget.

Project Helix — a collaboration of KC Digital Drive and two consulting outfits — aimed to help patients navigate the dizzying worlds where prescriptions, pharmacy prices and often inscrutable insurance plans overlap.  READ MORE...