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Route Planning Aids in Deliveries and Health Services

March 13, 2020
Route Planning Aids in Prescription Deliveries and Home Visits

As the world monitors the latest COVID-19 developments, businesses are accommodating the new reality of providing medically related goods and services to large segments of the population in isolation.
Large drugstores like CVS and Walgreens have already announced plans to waive any delivery fees for prescription medications. Local pharmacies and medical supply companies are working to accommodate customers—helping people follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation for people at higher risk of COVID-19 complications to stay home as much as possible.

“Being committed to the welfare of those we serve means being responsive to evolving needs and acting swiftly,” Troyen Brennan, Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, CVS Health, said in a statement on the company’s website. “This is particularly true in times of uncertainty. The latest steps we’re taking will help ensure patients of all ages have every option available to them when it comes to filling prescriptions.”
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The need to serve customers with limited mobility has triggered more interest in online route planning as a quick and easy solution to cope with the increased demand for home delivery of prescriptions, medical supplies, testing, and medical services.

Optimizing Delivery Routes

Current MyRouteOnline users know how online route planning helps them adjust to new challenges, whether it’s a typical workday or an enormous disruption like a global pandemic.
“MyRouteOnline has never failed us,” said Randy Waldman, controller of the Houston Furniture Bank. “It is always there and always works.”
As the need grows, MyRouteOnline users have found they are able to fit more deliveries or service visits in one day because their route planning was more efficient.
Now more businesses are discovering how online route planning can help maximize delivery schedules in just minutes.
With just an Internet connection, MyRouteOnline users can create multiple routes of up to 350 addresses each, optimized for either time or mileage. MyRouteOnline also accommodates time gaps between stops, improving accuracy on delivery and service times. Routes can be printed or sent via email to a smartphone for hands-free navigation.

System of Record

Particularly important for anything related to medical supplies, MyRouteOnline creates a system to record when a delivery is received at the destination, thereby helping businesses avoid losses from incorrect or fraudulent claims.
With the severity and length of the COVID-19 outbreak still undetermined, companies expect the need for prescription delivery and home health services to grow as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise.
MyRouteOnline can help companies of all sizes meet the demands caused by the COVID-19 outbreak.
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