August 27, 2018
A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not.
The investigation was conducted by a group of Australian researchers, and included a sample of 163 adults participants with an average age of roughly 58 years. Presented this week at the European Society of...
October 25, 2017
UK-based startup Echo has raised $9.3 million (7 million British pounds) in Series A funding for their medication management and resupply app, according to a report from TechCrunch. The funding round was led by White Star Capital with additional participation from MMC Ventures, Rocket Internet’s Global Founders Capital, Public.io, and prior investor LocalGlobe.
Cofounded by Dr. Sai Lakshmi, a...
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...
June 7, 2017
Austin-based Digital Pharmacist, a company that offers prescription management apps, has raised $6.5 million in new funding in a round led by Activate Venture Partners and LiveOak Venture Partners. The company, which was formed in January from a merger of RxWiki and Telemanager, has raised $13.7 million to date.
With mobile apps and telecommunication technology, Digital Pharmacist positions...
February 19, 2017
Walgreens’ Balance Rewards for Healthy Choices program, a set of web, app and text-based programs designed to improve medication adherence, activity and immunization, among other things, may be simple, but it appears to be working.
In addition to high engagement rates with the app and positive reviews from users, Walgreens has found the use of its Balance Rewards program, which operates...
August 20, 2014
Norwalk, Connecticut-based medication adherence platform company HealthPrize has raised $3 million in a new round of funding led by Mansa Capital to help it expand globally. The investment firm has the option to invest an additional $2 million over the course of the next year, according to a report from Dow Jones. HealthPrize, founded in 2009, had previously raised about $4 million from angel...
August 7, 2014
Last month iMedicalApps' Dr. Iltifat Husain penned a great piece of reporting on a paid iPhone app that purported to a sense user's blood pressure using just the phone's camera. Apart from the troubling claim, the developer said it was using a method developed by Johns Hopkins (which has denied any ties to the group). What's more, the $3.99 app, called Instant Blood Pressure, was one of the top...
August 2, 2012
This week a new San Francisco-based startup, Mango Health, which is developing a medication adherence app with social gaming elements, announced that it had scooped up $1.45 million in venture funding. Investors include Floodgate Fund, First Round Capital, Steve Anderson with Baseline Ventures, Zynga co-founder and CEO Mark Pincus and Square COO Keith Rabois, according to GigaOM.
A handful of...
November 14, 2011
The American Medical Association's (AMA) first consumer app, My Medications, hit Apple's AppStore late last week. The app allows patients to manage their medications, immunizations, allergies, and to access their medical team's contact information. The app costs just under a dollar: $0.99.
In March, the AMA released CPT E/M QuickRef, a reference guide that helps physicians determine the...