Ontario pharmacists can now assess and prescribe for 13 minor ailments as of January 1, 2023. This service will now be available directly via Mednow.ca and the Mednow Pharmacy App
As part of the new update of the application, Mednow also adds single sign-on capabilities
Medication reconciliations are now also available via the Mednow platform
TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mednow Inc. (TSXV: MNOW) (OTCQX: MDNWF), Canada’s on-demand virtual pharmacy is pleased to release a suite of new features for its Web, iOS, and Android virtual pharmacy applications. As of January 1st, pharmacists in Ontario were able to better support patients by assessing and prescribing treatment for 13 minor conditions. These conditions include hives, cold sores, urinary tract infections and pink eye, among others. These services are available for patients with a valid Ontario health card. There is no out-of-pocket charge for patients as this initiative is publicly funded. Mednow users via web account or downloadable application can now access a virtual pharmacist consultation and, if appropriate, receive a prescription for 13 minor ailments.
“Mednow’s mission has always been to empower underutilized pharmacists and technology to improve the health of Canadians. We believe a pharmacist prescribing for minor ailments via mobile app is a perfect example,” said Ali Reyhany, CEO and Co-Founder of Mednow. “This is also a great example of the government embracing innovative models to bring health care efficiency to the system. Mednow is proud to offer Ontarians with increased access to healthcare at no cost to the user while, perhaps, saving them a trip to a walk-in clinic,” said Ali Reyhany.
The Company also released single sign-on (SSO) for its enterprise clients through its Mednow for Business offering. SSO is an identification method that enables users to log in to multiple applications and websites with one set of credentials. SSO streamlines the authentication process for users, usually between organizations. As more organizations are looking for seamless integrations of services in a digital environment, Mednow integrates itself into platforms driving better patient experiences and cross-platform synergies. The Company intends to use this feature with patient care organizations as well as payors who are increasingly looking for personalized and seamless user experiences while prioritizing health and wellness.
“We are beginning to see digital collaboration between stakeholders in pharmacy in Canada. Our product roadmap is influenced by learnings in the industry aimed at solving real problems for our customers, whether that customer is an individual or an organization,” said Dave Marantz, Chief Revenue Officer of Mednow.
Mednow patients can also now receive medication reconciliation via the Mednow platform. Overall, one-on-one medication review and reconciliation by a pharmacist can lead to improved medication adherence, better health outcomes, increased patient safety, enhanced patient education, and improved medication management. These benefits can ultimately result in reduced healthcare costs and increased patient satisfaction. “As a digital pharmacy, we aim to leverage technology to make these benefits more accessible and convenient for Canadians,” said Ali Reyhany.
Mednow (TSXV: MNOW) (OTCQX: MDNWF) is a healthcare technology company offering virtual access with a high-standard of care. Designed with accessibility and quality of care in mind, Mednow provides virtual pharmacy and telemedicine services as well as doctor home visits through an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare that is focused on the patient experience. Mednow’s services include free at-home delivery of medications, doctor consultations, a user-friendly interface for easy upload, transfer, and refill of prescriptions, access to healthcare professionals through an intuitive chat experience and the specialized PillSmart™ system that packages prescriptions in easy to use daily dose packs, each labeled with the date and time of the next dose.
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