Vancouver’s CloudMD Software is partnering with Save-On-Foods and Pure Integrative Pharmacy to pilot telemedicine kiosks in nine stores throughout British Columbia.
Beginning May 26th, CloudMD will offer its telemedicine services free of charge to clients of both Save-On-Foods and Pure Integrative Pharmacy in participating British Columbia locations.
Telemedicine kiosks will be installed in existing private consult rooms where patients will be able to see a doctor on-site in real time to discuss non-emergency health concerns and for prescription refills.
After the virtual appointment is finished, the physician can submit any prescriptions directly to the same pharmacy to be filled, and the services and medications will then be eligible for billing under provincial medical plans.
Save-On-Foods is Canada’s largest Western-based grocery chain with over 170 stores and Pure Integrative Pharmacy is an independent pharmacy with 16 B.C. locations.
Dr. Essam Hamza, CEO of CloudMD commented, “One of our key growth drivers is our kiosk implementation program, and we are excited to work with Save-On-Foods and Pure Integrative Pharmacy on the first major step of the roll out. CloudMD, Save-On-Foods, and Pure Integrative Pharmacy share a community centric vision and are all aligned in maintaining customer focused businesses.”
CloudMD is also joining forces with Save-On-Foods to provide home-based telemedicine and Rx deliveries to at-risk, self-isolated B.C. patients. Patients will be able to notify a CloudMD doctor that they require home delivery of their medication and Save-On-Food’s pharmacies will process and deliver the order as requested.
“Our priority is providing patients with innovative, accessible healthcare when and where they need it and in doing so, integrating the pharmacist into their team-based care. The initial paid pilot program is the first phase of our kiosk implementation and will hopefully lead to long term, mutually beneficial relationship with Save-On-Foods and Pure Integrative Pharmacy,” Dr. Hamza added.