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Managing Repeat Prescriptions Healthcare Crisis in the US

There needs to be a way for EVERY family in the US to receive their prescriptions on time and in the correct format/dosage. Approximately 10% (30 mill) of families in the US do not have a private vehicle. This could be due to lack of resources, income, ability, or efficiency.
30M
People Impacted
$ 1.6T
Potential Funding
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the problem
Nature and Context

Approximately 10% (30 mill) of families in the US do not have a private vehicle. This could be due to lack of resources, income, ability, or efficiency. But this makes it very difficult for people with prescriptions to pick up their medication repeatedly. There is a major lack of equitable healthcare services in the US. There needs to be a way for EVERY family in the US to receive their prescriptions on time and in the correct format/dosage.

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Ideas Description

Echo is a simple app-based way to manage your NHS prescriptions and get repeat medication delivered straight to your door. No waiting rooms, no phone calls, no fuss. It is the brainchild of a team of doctors, pharmacists and technologists with a simple vision – to use technology to make everyone’s experience of healthcare and wellness better and more fulfilling. Its mission is to radically improve how people order the medications they need, and manage their repeat prescriptions. The app means customers can use their phones to order medications from their NHS GPs, dispensed by its partner pharmacies. The platform aims to benefit patients and their health, GPs and ultimately the NHS, by making ordering, prescribing and dispensing medications smoother, quicker and more efficient.

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