#6 Pharmacy of the Future with Alto's Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

The Redox Podcast

#6 Pharmacy of the Future with Alto's Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

January 29, 2020

#6 Pharmacy of the Future with Alto's Mattieu Gamache-Asselin

As patients, the traditional pharmacy business seems to be a mess. It appears to be a jumble of information exchange, insurance contracts, middlemen, generics, phone calls, faxes, cross-subsidies, and misaligned incentives. The process can be frustrating, time-consuming, and expensive. As if that’s not bad enough, it can often result in patients not adhering to their medication routine. Fortunately, there are some creative entrepreneurs working on ways to improve the system. Leading the charge is Alto Pharmacy.

While in the Bay Area for the recent J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, Niko Skievaski sat down with Alto’s CEO Mattieu Gamache-Asselin for a lively discussion about the pharmacy of the future. We invite you to enjoy the entire conversation. A few highlights can be found at these times: 

02:08 – Matt’s back-end roots working with Parse

06:10 – Buying a pharmacy to really understand both the business and patient needs.

11:10 – Creating the ideal patient experience

20:21 – Alto’s process and how patients realize value

26:43 – New challenges to be solved in the months and years ahead

31:39 – With all the stakeholders in healthcare, is it possible to create value for everyone?

37:11 – Create change “one step at a time”

While Alto is relatively unknown to consumers nationwide today, that’s only because they’ve prudently chosen a disciplined approach to perfecting their new model for pharmacy service. Focusing on select markets allows Alto to prove the economics of their model, discover the most efficient way to operate, and, most importantly, ensure great customer experiences. This strategy will serve them well in the long term and it’s only a matter of time before Alto is a well-known national brand name.

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