July 26, 2019
In many respects, the pharma industry’s operations are still in the early stages of technological revolution, and there’s no better example of this than its gradual adoption of digital health and digital therapeutics.
On one hand, more and more groups are regularly striking new partnerships that supplement existing drug treatments with digital tools, while Novartis continues its work with Pear...
May 16, 2019
Express Scripts will be releasing a stand-alone formulary in 2020 that highlights vetted digital health tools for the pharmacy benefit management firm’s payer and consumer customers, according to an announcement released this morning.
The company said that it will be treating the new formulary in much the same way it would a similar resource for traditional medications. To be included, a digital...
April 4, 2019
Earlier this morning, Amazon announced in a blog post that its voice-based Alexa platform now supports the development of software that communicates HIPAA-protected health information through an invite-only Alexa Skills Kit program.
To kick off the new capability, the company also highlighted the launch of six new Alexa skills built by healthcare providers and other stakeholders. Each is designed...
November 16, 2017
Express Scripts members will now have access to Propeller’s FDA-cleared digital platform for respiratory health. Today, the two companies announced a partnership which they claim is the largest respiratory digital health deployment with a pharmacy benefit manager yet.
The Propeller system allows a patients to attach a sensor to their inhaler, which is synced to an app on the users smart phone....
May 17, 2017
Hand-delivering drugs in New York City: it’s actually a newer thing, and it’s what pharmacy startup Capsule is all about. With a fresh $20 million in a round led by Thrive Capital, with contribution from Sound Ventures and Virgin Group, the company is working to establish itself apart from other such virtual pharmacies like Blink Health and PillPack, as well as the behemoth pharmacy benefits...
March 15, 2017
Telehealth provider InTouch Health and Dignity Health have expanded their partnership, extending InTouch’s existing services in Dignity’s acute care settings into post-acute and ambulatory facilities. With new software, tablet and care options, InTouch Health’s services can go to any patient location with a laptop, tablet or fully-integrated solution that is designed for specific conditions,...
March 14, 2017
Digital health company Mango Health, which makes a gamified app for patient engagement and medication adherence, has announced a strategic investment from — and longterm partnership with — Express Scripts, the largest pharmacy benefit management organization in the United States. The amount of the investment was undisclosed.
Through the deal, Express Scripts’ 85 million clients will have access...
June 8, 2011
Amos Adler, President, Memotext
Glaucoma, the world’s second leading cause of blindness, has a number of effective therapies to help those afflicted. Despite these solutions, non-adherence rates for those treatments are reported to be between thirty-seven and fifty-nine percent. Luckily, mobile health professionals are working on ways to solve this issue. One such company, Memotext, has been...
June 2, 2011
GlowCap: Connected pillbox top
According to a recent study by Express Scripts, Americans might be wasting as much as $258 billion annually by not taking their prescribed medications. Missed doses can lead to emergency room visits and doctors' visits, which could be prevented if medication adherence was improved. The Express Scripts study found that more than half of people who believe they take...
March 3, 2010
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, St. Louis-based pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts is set to launch a national pilot for Vitality's GlowCap pill reminder device. We have written about GlowCap before, but the WSJ has a concise description of the medication adherence offering:
"The container—actually a high-tech top for a standard pill bottle called a "GlowCap"—is equipped...