QS/1 and RxTran Announce Partnership


Cambridge, MA (October 10, 2013) — QS/1 and RxTran announce an official partnership that will allow QS/1 to offer its pharmacies prescription translation software through RxTran.

Delivered as an unparalleled Software as a Service (SaaS) application, RxTran allows QS/1 pharmacies to quickly and accurately provide written prescription translations to their customers with limited English proficiency (LEP). This convenient service provides patients with a fuller understanding of medication directions and usage.

“QS/1 is committed to providing its pharmacy customers with the tools they need to offer the best patient care possible,” said Michael Ziegler, QS/1’s Senior Manager for Marketing and Analyst. “Using RxTran allows pharmacies to translate prescription information into a patient’s native language.”

According to the US Census Bureau, the LEP population grew 80% from 1990 to 2010. As pharmacies look for solutions to reach this growing market, the QS/1 partnership with RxTran helps pharmacies reach out to LEP patients, generating customer loyalty and adding prescription and store merchandising revenue.

RxTran provides translation services in 17 different languages for QS/1, allowing its pharmacy customers to request medical instructions in patients’ native languages, including: Arabic, Bengali, French, German, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Tagalog, Traditional Chinese and Vietnamese.

“We are excited and proud to partner with QS/1,” said RxTran CEO Brian Kratt. “The integration of these technologies provides pharmacies with an affordable language solution that enables them to improve patient safety and provide better patient care to limited English proficiency customers.”

About QS/1

QS/1, a complete healthcare automation solutions provider, serves pharmacies, HME businesses and LTC facilities. QS/1 is a division of the J M Smith Corporation, the fourth largest privately held company in South Carolina. For additional information about QS/1, visit the website at www.qs1.com, or call 800.231.7776.

About RxTran

RxTran provides pharmacies with language services, offering an online library of pre-translated written prescription drug information in 17 languages and phone interpreting of spoken instructions into more than 150 languages. For more information, visit: www.RxTran.com or email: info@rxtran.com.

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