CloudMD Announces Partnership With Save-On-Foods For Telemedicine Kiosks

CloudMD Software & Services (CSE: DOC) is going mainstream in a big way. The company this morning announced an agreement with that of Save-On-Foods, Canada’s largest Western-based grocery and pharmacy retailer, and that of Pure Integrative Pharmacy, to pilot telemedicine kiosks in nine stores throughout British Columbia.

Under the non-binding letter of intent with Save-On and separately, Pure Integrative Pharmacy, CloudMD will see its telemedicine software and services offered free of charge to Save-On and Pure Integrative clients in nine B.C. based stores. The pilot will run for a period of six weeks beginning May 26, 2020, wherein telemedicine kiosks will be installed in existing private consult rooms at participating locations.

The telemedicine platform will enable patients to see a doctor for non-emergency health concerns as well as prescription refills in real time, on-site. After the visit is conducted the prescription can be submitted directly to the same pharmacy for fulfillment, with services being billed under provincial medical plans at no cost to the patient.

Additionally, in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, CloudMD and Save-On-Foods have teamed up to provide home based telemedicine and delivery services of medications to at risk patients within BC. Patients unable to travel from their homes due to the pandemic, whether because of being at risk or currently self-isolating, can advise their CloudMD doctor that they require home delivery and Save-On-Foods will see its pharmacies manage both prescription fulfillment and delivery of the medication.

"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. 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 Essam Hamza, CEO

With over 170 stores across four provinces and one territory, Save-On-Foods is Canada’s largest Western-based grocery chain. Pure Integrative Pharmacy meanwhile has sixteen locations across British Columbia. Both are owned by the Jim Pattison Group, a Vancouver-based conglomerate which is Canada’s second-largest private company with multiple assets in the food, automotive, and media sectors.

CloudMD Software & Services last traded at $0.84 on the CSE.

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