US 10,891,355 B2
Pharmacy authentication methods and systems
Scott Douglas Haigh, Canton, MA (US); Alfred John Pritchard, II, Highlands, NJ (US); and Andrew Jay Schwartz, Waltham, MA (US)
Assigned to CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Woonsocket, RI (US)
Filed by CVS Pharmacy, Inc., Woonsocket, RI (US)
Filed on Sep. 30, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/870,993.
Prior Publication US 2017/0091424 A1, Mar. 30, 2017
Int. Cl. G06F 19/00 (2018.01); G06Q 50/22 (2018.01); H04L 29/06 (2006.01)
CPC G06F 19/3475 (2013.01) [G06Q 50/22 (2013.01); H04L 63/08 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for authenticating a first user of a first account to a second account, the method comprising:
receiving at a store server over a communication network authentication information from a client device of a first user related to the first account of the first user;
authenticating at the store server the first user to the first account using the authentication information and information stored in a first account database;
electronically capturing electronic data from a prescription bottle label using a camera associated with the client device, wherein the electronic data includes information related to a pharmacy prescription, and wherein at least an encoded portion of the electronic data is electronically encoded in a format known to the store server;
responsive to authenticating the first user, receiving at the store server over the communication network the electronic data captured by the client device from the prescription bottle label and comprising the information related to the pharmacy prescription;
electronically extracting by the store server electronic information from the electronic data and electronically decoding the encoded portion, wherein the extracted information is related to the pharmacy prescription;
verifying by the store server that the extracted information related to the pharmacy prescription is valid and is associated with a particular user;
determining that the particular user associated with the information related to the pharmacy prescription is a second user;
identifying the second account associated with the second user in the pharmacy database by searching a second account database for an entry matching the extracted information related to the pharmacy prescription;
receiving, from the client device of the first user, additional authentication information including location information of the client device of the first user without interacting with the first user;
automatically creating a link between the first account of the first user in the store database and the second account of the second user in the pharmacy database based at least in part on the electronic data captured from the prescription bottle label if the additional authentication information is consistent with an expected value, wherein the link provides a permission for the first user authenticated to the first account associated with the first account database to remotely access one or more entries in the second account database associated to the second account from the client device of the first user;
responsive to creating the link between the first account of the first user in the store database and the second account of the second user in the pharmacy database, generating and transmitting a message for the first user to notify the creation of the link and to access the entries of the second account database; and
the first user accessing the second account of the second user in the pharmacy database based at least in part on the link determined using the electronic data captured from the prescription pill bottle label.