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Four Aging and Health Technology Blog Posts from July 2020

For older adults, July was a few steps forward…  And a few back.  A new venture capital firm formed that is focused on the older adult market.  Primetime Partners adds a $32 million fund to the miniscule list of VCs both admitting interest AND actually investing in the segment.  At the end of June, the federal government published its status report on aging-related initiatives, which was especially notable for including tech investment in ombudsman programs.  And it became increasingly likely that CMS would make telehealth access for older adults permanent. On the other hand, a new poll noted the prevalence of ageism for older adults and that other Covid-19 related pandemic – loneliness in late life.  More on that in several upcoming white papers. Here are the four July posts:

Considering medication packaging and dispensing during Covid-19

During Covid-19, do older adults take their prescribed meds?  Not necessarily. Medication non-adherence has long been a topic of concern, with the cost of poor adherence amounting to $177 billion each year, 50% of treatment failures, and as many as 25,000 deaths. And according to the Pharmacy Times, Covid-19 has made a problematic situation much worse.  Some pharmacy experts express concern about the pandemic’s side effects of isolation, job loss/loss income, medication costs, missed or unavailable doctor’s appointments, or issues with package delivery.  And the CDC has expressed concern about risks and modified procedures for older adults and pick-up of prescriptions in pharmacies.

MedMinder Re-engineers the Pharmacy with Release of First Telemedicine-Enabled Pill Dispenser

07/08/2020

Innovative pharmacy MedMinder, announced, today, the introduction of the first automatic pill dispenser with telemedicine capabilities focused on the elderly and chronically ill. The release comes at a time when these individuals are increasingly relying on remote medical solutions to meet their medical needs while allowing them to maintain their independence.

ACEAGE MEDICATION DELIVERY DEVICE OFFERED BY CARE PHARMACIES IN ONTARIO, BRITISH COLUMBIA AND NOVA SCOTIA

06/05/2020

CANADA | JUNE 5, 2020 - AceAge Inc. a healthcare technology company, will be offering Karie, its in-home medication dispenser at participating Care Pharmacy locations across Ontario, British Columbia and Nova Scotia, with expansion to the rest of Canada coming soon. Karie is a device that automatically organizes and dispenses medication for patients, ensuring the most vulnerable citizens can access the medicine they need at the prescribed times without being reliant on outside intervention.

Ōmcare® unveils its Home Health Hub at HIMSS20

02/17/2020

 Ōmcare® announced today that it will preview its soon-to-be-re

VitalCare Remote Patient Monitoring Platform for Seniors Incorporates New Medication Module

12/03/2019

(Plano, TX) VitalTech announced today that its VitalCare platform for remote patient monitoring now includes a dedicated module for medications. Clinicians and patients can set medication reminders by time of day, which are then sent to the patient’s tablet or smartphone. These reminders can also be sent in the form of messages to VitalTech’s VitalBand smartwatch.

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