My Canadian Pharmacy uses patient data for prevention: IT employed to reduce health risks

According to the official US healthcare statistical data: prevention turns out to be 2.7 times more economically effective than treatment — both for governments and for individuals. This way healthcare institutions, businesses, and online pharmacies receive investment for prevention software development.

My Canadian Pharmacy is not an exception in this aspect. In 2019 the 80+ team of the pharmacy employees expanded: we hired app developers and quality assurance engineers. The team is working hard to create a digital product, which can help reduce health risks and improve the lifestyle of our customers.

Is it a healthcare app?

In a nutshell: the system will implement Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to interact with users via a chat-bot. People answer questions about their health, habits, medications and supplements they take on a regular basis and get valuable recommendations on how to optimize the health protection plan.

For example:

  • how often to make appointments with the healthcare provider
  • which questions to ask during the visit
  • how to combine prescribed medications the right way
  • are there ways to minimize risks of side effects when taking several medications
  • and so on.

What is special about our software for disease prevention?

In addition, the system will be able to analyze negative hereditary factors, which may impact the general health, and provide users with recommendations of how to mitigate such risks by balancing out the lifestyle, eating habits and taking the right supplements.

patient data

The app is going to be smart enough to memorize user data and provide users only with relevant personalized content: for example, gender, being a smoker or a non-smoker, age or chronic diseases. The data storage system is protected with updated encryption. What’s more, the system stores only those types of personal data, which is approved for storage by the Pharmacy customers. All the sensitive data is anonymized before being sent to storage.

Healthcare apps: the future is coming

Healthcare apps is a popular direction is digital industry transformation. Pharmacies and healthcare organizations hire leading custom software development vendors to create cost-efficient software for disease prevention, proper care and delivering information to people using top-notch technologies.

Higher capabilities of such apps and systems help effectively manage patient data and monitor their health state with no extra expenses and — what’s most important — no extra efforts of patients. According to healthcare market analysts, the healthcare software development is going to grow by almost 8% within 2019–2024 and is going to reach a figure of almost $30 billion by the end of 2024.

My Canadian Pharmacy plans or making population healthier

MCP is proud of being a pioneer of modern healthcare systems based on Artificial Intelligence frameworks and the use of Predictive Analytics. One of the key advantages of such technologies is their agility and resiliency, which help to offer precise and timely suggestions and medical recommendations to customers.

Responsible healthcare institutions, like MCP are gearing up to provide better strategies and being something more than an online store of medications and supplements. Our goal is to become a healthcare one-stop-shop and provide real value to customers.

We are going to sell medications after communicating with the customer and providing them with advice (if necessary) on the intake, minimization of side effects and combinations with other drugs. We believe the brand is built by care: digital prevention systems may decrease the need of customers in drugs and supplements, but will raise their trust and loyalty for the purchase of prevention medications.

Health Maintenance Program

What’s more, our big goal is to develop a digital program for health maintenance, which includes the behavioral issue analysis, robotic health risk assessment and evaluation of patient motivation. The machine learning modules will help the program identify people, who might need diagnosis or at least ask them to timely visit their GP. It will protect customers from complications or dealing with more serious diseases in the future.

The app is going to include clinical content approved by certified healthcare providers and patented screening assessment algorithms. They will assist in identifying both medical and social needs of a person and, as a result, will help improve the life quality and provide proper life care planning schemes.

The application can suggest ways to fill the gaps in care, monitor medication adherence, recommend physical activity, nutrition tips and timely diagnose depression. Users can adjust it for the weight control, quitting smoking and general life care planning.

In the future we are looking forward to opportunities for advanced diagnostics, using Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) systems for proper healthcare management. Technologies will enable us working with 3D imaging for detecting health issues that require immediate doctor attention and distinguishing them from those, which bear no health risks.

Indeed, the future starts now.