Walgreens Demoing In-Store iPad “Guides” To Free Up Pharmacists.

  • November 8, 2011 6:36 am

The iPad frenzy is sweeping the nation. Besides commanding a monumental market share in the consumer realm, iPads are beginning to take over businesses and cities too. With that said, the corporate iPad rollout continues with new reports that Walgreens is demoing iPad “health guides” — iPad units designed to quickly and efficiently answer customers’ questions — in 16 Chicagoland stores.

But customer experiences aren’t the only goal of the iPad rollout. According to an article in the Chicago Sun-Times, Walgreens hopes that by giving non-pharmacists iPads to answer more mundane questions it will help free up pharmacists for deeper, more involved matters.

If the 16-store trial goes well look for the iPad guides to filter out to other stores across the country.

It’s pretty cool to see iPads, and on a different level tablets in general, being (finally) adopted into the mainstream.

If you happen to catch one of these, be sure to catch a picture or two and send them our way.

Source: Chicato Sun-Times | Via: TUAW, IntoMobile


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