For people who take medicine on a regular basis, that means a lot of time spent waiting around at pharmacies for refills and renewals on medications.
To streamline the process of getting prescription refills, Pilly, the latest pitch on The Disruptors, has launched a mobile pharmacy platform. On the platform, users can take a picture of their prescriptions and send it to Pilly’s partner pharmacies, who will deliver the medications to a patient’s desired location.
“We’re disrupting the way patients interact with pharmacies,” said Ahmad Elkalza, Pilly’s co-founder and product manager. “We feel that the level of communication we’re presenting within our platform actually leads to better adherence to medication and…makes people feel a lot more in control of how they’re dealing with their medication.”
Co-host Bruce Croxon says he sees Pilly as a “cool little idea” but also “a small one,” pointing out that some pharmacies have already automated the process of getting refills on medications.
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