Mednow.ca, a Canadian virtual care platform, and AceAge Inc. with their product Karie, the at-home automated medication management tool, announced their partnership to provide health-tech solutions that has the potential aid in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 by reducing public interactions, providing at-home healthcare alternatives and contactless delivery right to your doorstep.
“As Canadians prepare for, and experience the second wave of COVID-19, there is a sharp focus on the immediate need for health care reforms to provide for quicker and readily accessible healthcare options,” said Karim Nassar, CEO and Co-Founder of Mednow. “The pandemic crisis continues to present novel challenges for seniors, families and caregivers. We are very excited to partner with AceAge, as Karie Health aims to alleviate high-risk in-person pharmacy interactions by providing a safer, at-home healthcare tool that ships to your door and organizes, schedules and dispenses your medication for you.”
According to Statistics Canada, as prescription drug use rises with age to 83% among 65-79 year olds, the partnership looks to help reduce family, senior and caregiver’s frustrations of having to physically visit a pharmacy to order prescriptions, endure wait times, and manually schedule their daily dosage.
“Our partnership with Mednow will give Canadians across our country access to our medication adherence programs and will allow AceAge to increase our profile and ability to provide medication management to Canadians in need”, said Spencer Waugh, CEO of AceAge. “To reduce the friction of receiving adherence packaging for our end users, we approach our customers with a convenient and easy solution. Partnering with Mednow.ca, a progressive Canadian digital healthcare platform, will allow a seamless pharmacy experience for our customers. We look forward to reaching a larger customer base and enabling more Canadians to bring home their Karie medication dispenser health care companion.”
Mednow plans to leverage its network of pharmacies across Canada, along with its patient-first approach to customers using the Karie Health technology, helping patients stay on track and simplify their medication schedule. The partnership empowers customers to choose an alternative, more convenient health solution.
Mednow’s goal is to pair virtual access with exceptional care. With a patient-first mentality, Mednow.ca connects modern consumers with local pharmacies for a fast, safe, and free experience without ever having to leave their homes. Patients now have access to a network of pharmacies across Canada, free at-home delivery of medications (and all pharmacy products), a specialized PillSmart system that packages your prescriptions and vitamins by date and time, as well as access to telemedicine virtual care. Designed with access and quality care in mind, Mednow.ca provides virtual care with convenience.
AceAge, a Canadian healthcare technology company, has developed KarieHealth. KarieHealth is designed to help caregivers and individuals who require medication management by seamlessly organizing, scheduling, and dispensing pills. KarieHealth’s pleasant audio and visual reminders to take medication provide independence for seniors, while the companion app is designed to give families peace of mind by communicating if their loved one is taking medication on time and as directed. For nurses and personal support workers, KarieHealth aims to free up time by simplifying medication schedules.