adherence

By Laura Lovett 02:59 pm September 16, 2019
TrialCard, a company that works with pharma manufacturers to link patients to medications and services, announced last week that it is set to acquire Mango Health, maker of a gamified patient engagement tool and medication adherence platform, for an undisclosed amount.  As part of the deal, TrialCard will acquire Mango's app, which lets patients track their medication and adherence. It also has a...
By Dave Muoio 04:12 pm October 17, 2018
OptimizeRx, a software company focused on pharma-provider digital health messaging, has completed a $9 million deal to acquire medication adherence and care coordination messaging company CareSpeak Communications, OptimizeRx told MobiHealthNews. With this deal, OptimizeRx will be able to expand its EHR-embedded messaging platform so that phrama and providers can communicate directly with patients...
By Laura Lovett 02:23 pm September 13, 2018
This morning Wellth, maker of a mobile platform designed to improve treatment adherence through behavioral economics, announced that it scored $5.1 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Boehringer Ingelheim’s Venture Fund and NFP’s Venture Fund, with participation from Leonard Schaeffer, CD-Venture, the Partnership Fund for New York City, and Yabeo.  “We are looking forward to working...
By Dave Muoio 02:39 pm July 26, 2018
Proteus Digital Health’ pitch to track adherence using sensor-equipped pills has found another audience in the HIV prevention community. Among the featured data presented at this week’s International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam was a trial that outfitted Gilead Sciences’ preventive HIV drug Truvada (tenofovir/emtricitabine) with the tracking technology. Here, researchers found that the sensor-...
By Dave Muoio 12:09 pm June 4, 2018
Consumer-grade wearables may not have the same precision as their medical-grade counterparts, but they certainly seem to by favored by patients. In a newly published study investigating adherence to continuous tracking device use, researchers observed a high rates of adherence and very low attrition among a group of mid-risk cardiovascular patients instructed to wear Fitbit devices. These rates...
By Laura Lovett 04:18 pm May 22, 2018
Treating the opioid epidemic has challenged researchers and providers for years. Looking at patient adherence — both to opioid substitutes and painkillers — has been an avenue several companies have begun to look at.  Recently Toronto-based nGageIT has unveiled its latest digital health product, NanoSmart, which can use a patient’s breath to determine their medication adherence. The platform...
By Dave Muoio 05:29 pm November 21, 2017
Opioid adherence remains a hot topic in healthcare amidst the US ongoing epidemic, and a solution may lie within the pills themselves. In a study recently published in Anesthesia & Analgesia, researchers testing eTectRx’s digital pill technology could allow practitioners to better understand patient opioid adherence, thereby paving the way to more appropriate dosage and use of the drugs. “We’...
By Dave Muoio 04:25 pm October 24, 2017
Brooklyn-based Wellth, makers of a mobile platform designed to improve treatment adherence through behavioral economics, will be launching a National Institutes of Health-backed study on hypertension. Using their app, the company will investigate how best to incentivize hypertension patients take their medication and engage in healthier behaviors. “Nonadherence is multifactorial — there’s a lot...
By Jonah Comstock 01:14 pm October 25, 2016
A new study from San Diego-based sleep monitoring company ResMed shows that patients on positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy for their sleep apnea are more likely to be compliant when they manage their therapy with a patient-facing app.  The study of 128,000 patients, which is being presented tomorrow at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, wasn’t randomized but did...
By Jonah Comstock 07:03 am June 3, 2014
According to a new study, users of Philips Respironics' SleepMapper app were 22 percent more adherent to continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy than non-users.  SleepMapper is an app and website platform from Philips for patients with sleep apnea who are already using CPAP therapy, which involves a face mask that blows air into a patient's upper airway while she sleeps. The system,...