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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...

Mar 5, 2021

FinTech Startup HealNow Raises $1.3M to Offer Pharmacies An Online Payment Solution

Black-owned health tech company HealNow is rising up in the startup world and announced that it has recently closed a $1.3 million round of funding to further its mission in the healthcare space. According to TechCrunch, HealNow raised $1.3 million in seed funding from SoftBank Opportunity Fund and Alabama Futures Fund to continue helping pharmacies improve their patient onboarding process and revolutionize their experiences with tech. The funding will primarily go toward building out the sales and marketing arms of the startup to continue fueling its growth. TechCrunch reports that HealNow — which was founded by Halston Prox and Joshua Smith — was created to “become the central nervous system for order and delivery of prescriptions,” per Prox’s words. The outlet shares the average payments processing system isn’t always applicable to pharmacies, big or small, because of the complexities that health insurance and the regulatory landscape hold — which is where HealNow comes into...

Dec 14, 2020