medication adherence

By Jonah Comstock November 17, 2016
Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the adherence figure.  Adherium’s Smartinhaler has been shown to increase medication adherence by 43 percent and reduce hospitalization by a factor of five, according to a new study conducted at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in the UK and published in the journal Thorax. The randomized control trial included 77 children with asthma. “This...
By Heather Mack November 16, 2016
Around the world, pharmaceutical companies are losing $637 billion in revenue per year from a multifaceted, but common problem: people with chronic conditions are not adhering to their medication. In a research paper by medication adherence company HealthPrize Technologies and consulting company Capgemini, the issue was described as “one of the most serious problems in healthcare,” affecting all...
By Jonah Comstock November 14, 2016
Intent Solutions, an Atlanta-based company working on a connected medication dispenser called TAD, has raised $1.5 million in seed funding. The company did not disclose the investors.  "We have been quietly raising capital for several months while refining our technology and service offerings," Sam Zamarripa, president of Intent Solutions, said in a statement.  "In that time, we've developed...
By Heather Mack November 10, 2016
Medication adherence device maker PillDrill has secured $3 million in funding for its flagship product, also called PillDrill, and will be featured on the Consumer Technology Association’s website. The device, which launched in April, consists of a compact scanning system called the PillDrillHub that is designed to sit next to the user’s pills. When doses are due, it sends out audio-visual alerts...
By Heather Mack October 3, 2016
New York City based-startup Quio, which is working on a sensor-enabled drug injector and companion software for the clinical trial and chronic disease market, has raised $1.05 million in seed funding. The undisclosed investors include those with expertise in health insurance, pharmaceuticals and clinical research, the company revealed. Quio is developing Smartinjector, a connected medication...
By Jonah Comstock September 12, 2016
Today Walgreens shared new data from two studies that show the company's mobile tools -- both its mobile pill reminder and its Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices platform -- improve medication adherence for users.  “People increasingly want to become more engaged in their own health care, and with Walgreens digital health offerings, we give our customers the ability to positively impact their...
By Jonah Comstock August 22, 2016
Proteus Digital Health is working with Children's Health in Dallas, Texas in one of the first trials of its ingestible sensor technology in pediatric patients, The Dallas Morning News reports. The trial involves patients recovering from an organ transplant, a group that typically needs to take a lot of medications on a fairly strict schedule. Fifteen patients are using the Proteus platform now...
By Heather Mack August 16, 2016
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is beginning a clinical trial in collaboration with Quintiles looking at the impact of mobile medication reminders for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The proposed yearlong trial – which is still not yet recruiting participants – will be an intervention study involving an estimated 380 people with COPD divided into two groups. Both...
By Jonah Comstock August 8, 2016
MedMinder, a Needham, Massachusetts-based company that makes cellular-connected smart pill cases, has raised an additional $500,000 from an undisclosed investor. A longtime player in the connected pillbox space, MedMinder has only raised about $2.3 million in funding to date, all of it from undisclosed private investors. The new funding will be used to support the company's recent expansion into...
By Heather Mack June 28, 2016
HealthPrize Technologies closed a series B round of financing, which included new and existing investors. The medication adherence company intends to use the funds to expand the team both internally and internationally. While the amount of this round remains undisclosed, the company had previously raised about $7 million from investors including Mansa Capital, dLife Founder Howard Steinberg and...

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