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IRVINE, CA (May 28, 2019) – Poor medication adherence is becoming a global hindrance to chronic disease management, and according to the Centers for Disease for Control & Prevention, medication is not taken as prescribed 50 percent of the time. This troubling lack of adherence leads to 30 to 50 percent of chronic disease treatment failures and 125,000 deaths per year in the United States alone.

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As Directed Plus TLC


MODESTO, CA, January 8, 2019 -- As Directed Plus, LLC. () launched its Technology Enabled Care (TEC) assistant at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show. More than just a pill dispenser, As Directed Total Linked Care (TLC) is a TEC assistant for anyone seeking a more convenient way to manage personal health and wellness.


AARP data shows that 117 million Americans will need care assistance

by the year 2020.  Additionally, on average, seniors take as many as s

even medications per day. Studies indicate that as many as 58% of those

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New Technology Offerings for Caregivers and Families

As summer winds down, innovators rev up.  August is winding down -- the calm before the autumn slew of activity.  Nonetheless, new milestones and partnerships were announced this month, including Embodied Labs becoming a finalist for the Top8 XR Education Prize sponsored by the Bill  Melinda Gates Foundation,  MedMinder reaching 1433 on the Inc5000, the acquisition of GreatCall by BestBuy, and MobileHelp announcing a partnership with LifePod.  And four companies released new offerings to help professional and family caregivers improve monitoring and well-being among older adults:

MedMinder is No. 1433 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000


Inc. magazine revealed that MedMinder is No. 1433 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

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Group Medical Supply launches GMS Automatic Pill Dispensers


Plymouth, MN - July 1, 2018 - Group Medical Supply, LLC, a manufacturer and retailer of compliance and diabetic products is launching two new products. GMS Automatic Pill Dispensers are locking, programmable, and designed for individuals who need assistance with medication compliance. Integrating  Bluetooth™ and WiFi with an automatic pill dispenser provides users the ability to receive digital notification of scheduled doses.

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IRVINE, CA (July 17, 2018) – Taking medication no longer has to be a hindrance to your life with the launch of the new CYCO smart pillbox. Developed to lessen the struggle of effectively controlling daily medication consumption, the CYCO is an innovative pillbox that will improve overall well-being and quality of life by reducing the strain on users, caregivers, and loved ones alike. Created by Qualife, the CYCO is here to refine the process of medication intake and empower users to start their healthy cycle.

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Technology in Senior Care – Thoughts from a Chief Medical Officer

For a Chief Medical Officer, what role does technology play? Recently there was an opportunity to query executives in senior care, including Dr. Arif Nazir, Chief Medical Officer, Signature HealthCARE, who was asked about the technology impact on long-term care jobs.   The insights quoted here could be generalized, not just to Skilled Nursing Facilities, but to all types of care delivery – and are particularly notable in the context of last week’s New York Times article: "How Tech Can Turn Doctors into Clerical Workers.” As Dr. Nazir notes, it’s not just doctors who can be frustrated by over-emphasis on technology. Here are the questions and few observations about the work and the workers:


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