Smart Drug Choices - DrugFinder - ON-785

Project type: Innovation
Desired discipline(s): Engineering - computer / electrical, Engineering, Computer science, Mathematical Sciences, Business, Social Sciences & Humanities
Company: Reformulary Group Inc.
Project Length: 4 to 6 months
Preferred start date: 06/01/2023
Language requirement: English
Location(s): ON, Canada
No. of positions: 1
Desired education level: CollegeUndergraduate/BachelorMaster's
Open to applicants registered at an institution outside of Canada: No

About the company: 

Reformulary Group is a leading healthcare technology company in Canada. Its mission is to make more drugs more affordable for more Canadians. Reformulary Group built a proprietary drug formulary and turned into a subscription-based business. The most recognized third-party formulary (drug list) in Canada, the Reformulary scaled from one distribution channel in 2012, to five distribution channels, multiple strategic partners, over 1,000 corporates and unions, and about 300,000 Canadians – and growing. The Company has amassed big data sets, including prescription claims data for 20 million Canadians, and offers subscription-based data products to pharma companies, consulting companies, etc. They have also built and are launching real-world evidence (RWE) tools to collect and monetize much sought-after RWE data. Reformulary Group was founded and led by Helen Stevenson. Helen is the former Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Executive Officer, Government of Ontario and led the most significant reforms to the prescription drug system in 50 years. The company is a privately-held, highly scalable company. It has a ten-member team with 100% female C-suite, located in downtown Toronto.

Describe the project.: 

We have developed a tech product called DrugFinder (DF), which is an app (apple and android) and web-based platform to help consumers search the Reformulary and make smart drug choices and take control of their health. We are looking to further enhance the app with API capabilities, better optimization, improvements for scalability, and dev ops requirements. Our main goal of the project is to explore the opportunity to extend DrugFinder to all Canadians, and particularly those Canadians that are uninsured or under-insured. The project would also include product development and enhancements. The incremental innovation is taking our existing, highly successful DrugFinder tool and potentially making it available to all Canadians to help make more drugs more affordable to more Canadians. In other words, product development for scale. We require an application developer to undertake this project.

Required expertise/skills: 

Application developer. Full stack engineer with web-based application development. Software developer or computer science background.