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How HealNow is Bridging the Digital Gap Between Tech and Pharmacies For Better Patient Experiences

Telemedicine’s popularity amid the early stages of the pandemic rose exponentially, bringing to light the existing digital divide in America’s healthcare system. Thanks to telehealth startups like HealNow — which is considered the New York-based DoorDash for pharmacies — we’re beginning to see more and more digitized solutions for pharmacies to conveniently connect with patients in their areas. The pandemic amplified patients’ concerns with retrieving their medication in-person, and so HealNow stepped in to fill a void that is directly connecting pharmacies with the patients they serve. “What we really wanted to do was bridge the gap between pharmacies and their patients by giving them technology so that patients could pay co-payments online, schedule deliveries/pickup, and answer any questions pharmacists usually ask in person or over the phone,” HealNow co-founder Halston Prox said to AfroTech. Prior to launching HealNow alongside co-founder Joshua Smith, Prox had nearly a decade...

Njera Perkins

Mar 5, 2021