#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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