When the COVID-19 pandemic hit home in March 2020, our co-founders Michael Nguyen and Dr. Anthony Do, PharmD were bound at home due to shelter-in-place (SIP) order. Michael's wife, a pharmacist at Kaiser Permanente often tells him how hard it is for her patients to get their medications due to SIP. This got Michael thinking, "how is it that our food and Amazon deliveries are so seamless, and yet, our life saving medications are so difficult to get?".
Michael called up Anthony, a licensed pharmacist turned software engineer to discuss this medication access problem, and how they can help solve this problem using modern technologies.
Since the inception of Rx Delivered Now, our team have learned that medication delivery is just a small portion of the whole medication access problem. The bigger problem we discovered was that pharmacy software are antiquated and operate in silo, leaving patients, providers and even other pharmacies in the dark. Our team is focused on building a new pharmacy technology ecosystem to bring transparency to all healthcare parties involved (patients, doctors, pharmacies, insurers and regulators) while still delivering the last mile of care for our patients and pharmacy partners.