Sigma Healthcare has today announced a new three-year agreement with Scrypt Ventures to license their Scrypt HQ digital pharmacy platform.
The Scrypt HQ platform is a digital solution that improves patient engagement and outcomes while helping pharmacists work more efficiently within their dispensaries. The agreement follows the successful completion of a pilot phase at 12 pharmacies across Australia.
Sigma and Scrypt will now roll-out the Scrypt HQ platform to Amcal, Guardian and Discount Drug Stores, which are part of Sigma’s national franchise network of over 600 pharmacies. This will further support Sigma’s ‘digital transformation’ initiative within their franchise pharmacies, which was first commissioned in 2018.
Brian Tomlin, General Manager Retail at Sigma, said he believes the Scrypt HQ platform will provide Sigma franchise pharmacies with a point of difference and strong competitive advantage in the market.
“Scrypt HQ’s main strength is its pharmacist-driven consumer experience. It enhances patient engagement and pharmacy workflow through purpose-built Clinical Relationship Management (CRM) features. The Scrypt HQ platform ensures the appropriate communication channels and messages are used to deliver personalised and relevant patient experiences and outcomes, he said.
Josh Doolan, Chief Technology Officer of Scrypt Ventures, said the Scrypt HQ platform has been developed with pharmacist and patient needs at its core.
“Scrypt’s mandate has always centered around using the latest eHealth technology to strengthen the link between community pharmacies and their patients. We understand the crucial role pharmacists play in the digital healthcare journey of their patients and our technology is already helping them provide superior service to their patients,” he said.
“Sigma is the perfect launch partner for the Scrypt HQ platform, given their digital pharmacy focus and their clear mission to help pharmacies run better businesses,” he added.
A national rollout of the Scrypt HQ platform is now underway and will be continued over the next three years.
About Sigma Healthcare
Sigma Healthcare is a leading Australian full line wholesale and distribution business to community and hospital pharmacy. We have one of the largest pharmacy networks in Australia, with over 1,200 branded and independent stores, including Amcal, Guardian, PharmaSave, Chemist King, Discount Drug Stores and Wholelife. Sigma also has an expanding presence in the hospital pharmacy services industry and third party and fourth party logistics, providing daily services from our national distribution network. Sigma is committed to supporting pharmacists to be innovative, professional service providers in the community; to help shape the future of pharmacy care.
About Scrypt Ventures
Scrypt Ventures is an innovative health-tech company dedicated to improving the connection between community pharmacies and their patients. Scrypt uses the latest technology to deliver better service, greater pharmacy efficiency and improved patient outcomes.
Developed by Scrypt Ventures, Scrypt HQ is the ultimate dispensary workflow and patient communication tool. Scrypt HQ brings Clinical Relationship Management (CRM) to pharmacies so teams know exactly what to do when. For more information visit www.scrypt.com.auBack