Medzy.ca, a Montreal-based digital pharmacy platform that connects patients with pharmacists, is receiving $2 million in capital.
The new cash will expand Medzy’s service to all of Quebec, offering same-day delivery and family management through the app. Medzy’s affiliated pharmacy will move into a new 10,000 square foot warehouse, employ additional workers and utilize high-efficiency robotics to help prepare and deliver prescriptions.
The app helps an affiliated pharmacy simplify medication management for their patients. Medzy says pharmacists use the app to remind patients about refills while providing free, no-contact home delivery with real-time order tracking. Pharmacy patients receive their medication sorted by date and “have access to their pharmacist 24/7 by phone, text, email or chat.”
“More than 50 percent of patients who take more than two medications per day do not follow the treatment as prescribed,” said cofounder Sonia Boutin. “Medzy’s technology enables pharmacists to provide a proactive, personalized pharmacy experience to patients. The pharmacy team contacts them in advance to renew their prescriptions, unlike traditional pharmacies that wait for clients to come to them.”
The startup boasts a 2,140 percent increase in pharmacy orders processed through its platform since January.
Medzy says it will also develop an AI-powered platform to analyze current datasets like service dates and prescription changes to increase therapeutic efficacy and predict medication adherence.
The company was founded in 2019 by Francis Valois and Boutin, who is also the founder of Pharmacy Sonia Boutin, one of the largest independent pharmacy groups in Quebec.