medication management

Includes electronic pill boxes, medication reminders, remote configuration of medication doses

CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. Featured in Debut of Intelligent Medical Home™ at HIMSS 2014 Conference

03/05/2014

CreateAbility Concepts, Inc. was selected to showcase three new products that assist in the transition from inpatient care to the home, in the new Intelligent Medical Home™ (IM Home) at the HIMSS14 Conference in Orlando, FL last week. These products extend the capabilities of CreateAbility's Independence Keeper system.

This new IM Home addition complimented the already popular Intelligent Hospital Pavilion™ and demonstrated the continuum of health and wellness technology available to recovering patients. >>> Read more . . .

Family caregivers – supported and informed online -- but there's a long way to go

Online searches – not always helpful -- underpin the caregiving role.  The latest Pew research about health information and family caregivers reinforces what we know.  Family caregivers search online for information to help them provide care.  Information about medical problems, treatments and drug information top what they seek – and I bet they find.  The Internet has become a 'neighborhood' for asking what might be difficult to ask your next door neighbor. In this online neighborhood, you find that others have symptoms like yours, experienced relief from medications or found a cheaper pharmacy. Yet these resources are not quite like the neighborhood of old: Given that 84% of family caregivers have gone online seeking information, only 59% of caregivers with Internet access indicate that online resources have helped them with caregiving, and only 52% indicated that they help with caregiving stress. >>> Read more . . .

Technology state of the art outpaces senior adoption

For med management – are blister packs the state of the art? Recently I heard about a presentation in a senior housing provider family meeting that should not have surprised me. A pharmacy exec was presenting the benefits and savings of switching residents from pill bottles to blister packs - warning of the sizable penalties associated with continuing with labor-intensive pill bottles. Wal-Mart is deploying this cardboard packaging for a multi-drug regimen across 4600 stores. Medication management is a big issue for senior housing (AL and SNF) and there are state-by-state regulations for its proper oversight.  But just like the presentation I heard about, is technology use for its dispensing and management considered?  Perhaps seeing that, check out how Philips is bundling several technology-enabled services for senior housing organizations to deploy… in private homes, that is, for the folks who may never move in. >>> Read more . . .

New Philips Tech Launch Brings Senior Living Providers Into Homes

Philips’ Community Without Walls launched as service package to seniors who want to remain at home.

06/04/2013

Wireless Pill Bottle (AdhereTech) Wins Healthcare Innovation World Cup

06/04/2013

AdhereTech receives $50,000 grand prize in global diabetes innovation challenge funded by Boehringer Ingelheim

New York, NY – Developers of a pill bottle that wirelessly transmits data, measures medication and sends patient reminders have emerged as grand prize winners in the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, the international diabetes innovation challenge funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and organized by HITLAB.

Need to Save on Drug Costs? Forget to Take Your Medications? We have an app for that.

04/10/2013

National non-profit offers two new smartphone apps to help consumers save money and stay healthy

Two new smartphone apps are now available to help consumers save money on the cost of prescription drugs and to offer a daily reminder to stay current on their medications.

Consumers can now save up to 80% on prescription drug costs with their smartphone. The free NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card App is all that’s needed to save on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and medical supplies and pet prescription drugs you purchase at a pharmacy. >>> Read more . . .

Center for Technology and Aging Adds Care Transitions and Medication Optimization Resources to “ADOPT Toolkit©”

02/28/2013

OAKLAND, Calif. – February, 28, 2013 – The Center for Technology and Aging (CTA)

announced today the availability of new tools to help health care organizations design and

implement technology-enabled health care programs for care transitions and medication

optimization. The online tools are part of the recently launched ADOPT (Accelerate the

Diffusion of Proven Technologies) Toolkit© website: http://toolkit.techandaging.org/. >>> Read more . . .

Ring, Buzz, Flash: It's time to take your pills

New designs for drug packages and plans for labels that are easier to understand.

01/08/2013

Four ways that tech innovations for older adults get to market

Reuse, recycle – finding a new purpose?  Ah, the cacophony of self-quantification. As we rage against our inactivity and sloth, fitness gadgets have become the rage. One could have a Body Media arm band (“know your body, change your life”), a Fitbit on a waistband, a NikeFuel (“the ultimate measure of your athletic life”) or a Jawbone UP (“know yourself, live better!”) on a wrist, or a Pebble on a shoe from a corporate wellness program. To date, none of these offerings are applied (by the companies) to the world of seniors for passive activity encouragement or tracking.  Soon all of these, like Fitbit, will have APIs for writing new apps – soon someone will see and seize the opportunity to connect a simple and wearable device to senior market, and perhaps more in the senior market will connect caregiving apps like Philips CarePartners Mobile to information from their in-market devices like Lifeline with AutoAlert. >>> Read more . . .

Bosch is now offering MedMinder as part of its health management programs

10/22/2012

Robert Bosch Healthcare is pleased to introduce powerful tools for enhancing medication adherence.

The MedMinder Maya pillbox and monitoring service is now available for use as a complement to Robert Bosch Healthcare’s health management programs, which provide education on medication adherence. >>> Read more . . .

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