April 8, 2014
Smartphone-based medication adherence tools are rapidly becoming en established niche in digital health, and we've seen a range of form factors: medication reminder apps, smart pillboxes, and connected pill bottle caps to name a few. Cypress, Texas-based MedeStat is putting another twist on digital medication adherence with PillBacker, a smartphone case with built in compartments for pills,...
April 7, 2014
Patients want pharmaceutical companies to reach out to them through more digital channels, and to offer more value-add services, according to a new survey from Accenture of 2,000 American adults who are taking one or more medications and have a household income of $25,000 or more.
"Providing personalized and value-add services in support of the products they sell is common across almost every...
March 10, 2014
Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health announced plans this week to open its first international digital medicine manufacturing plant in the United Kingdom along with partnerships with various arms of the UK's National Health Service (NHS) to validate its "smart pill" system. The NHS-affiliated groups that inked partnerships with Proteus this week include Eastern Academic Health...
February 4, 2014
Manchester, New Hampshire-based virtual pharmacy PillPack raised $4 million from Atlas Venture and Founder Collective, the company announced today. The company raised the money back in July 2013, and have already used much of it to build its Manchester headquarters. However, PillPack opted to time the announcement with its commercial launch, which happens today in 31 states.
"We've been shipping...
December 17, 2013
At the mHealth Summit outside of Washington, D.C. last week, Mike Shilling, director of business development at Exco InTouch, shared three examples of mobile-enabled clinical trials that recently finished up or are still underway. The trials each leveraged mobiles in different ways and helped highlight a few of the strategies for deploying them in support of a trial as well as the various...
November 12, 2013
AdhereTech's smart pill bottle.
The market for digital tools that improve medication adherence is heating up. Over the last year Mango Health launched, AdhereTech announced a new clinical trial, Janssen Healthcare Innovations completely revamped its Care4Today app, and Proteus demonstrated its tracking accuracy. And we're constantly learning about new devices and apps like those from...
October 8, 2013
A patient-facing app from CyberDoctor is taking a new approach to addressing the $290 billion a year problem of medication adherence. The app, PatientPartner, uses a choose-your-own-adventure style gamified experience to help patients think more about their adherence and what it means in the larger context of their lives.
"It's a complete departure from adherence applications," Akhila Satish, CEO...
September 24, 2013
Janssen Healthcare Innovations (JHI), a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, launched the new version of its free Care4Today medication reminder app and platform, Care4Today Mobile Health Manager 2.0.
The new app is not just an update to Care4Today, which launched last July, but a completely new app built in-house, whereas the original was built on Diversinet's MobiSecure technology. Diversinet's...
September 23, 2013
MediSafe, a company which has claimed to boost medication adherence up to 81 percent, has raised $1 million in first round funding. The round was co-led by lool Ventures and TriVentures. Angel investors Eyal Gura, Yadin Kaufmann and Yair Schinde also contributed to the round.
MediSafe is a cloud-based app system — the patients get a reminder to take their meds on their Android or Apple smartphone...
September 18, 2013
Aging-in-place startup Lively has put its home monitoring product in general release this week after landing $4.8 million in venture capital. Cambia Health Solutions led the Series A round, while Lively's seed investor Maveron also contributed, San Francisco-based Lively announced Tuesday.
Lively, which combines stylish wireless sensors and a data-collection hub with biweekly printed mailers, is...