March 20, 2015
Cincinnati, Ohio-based MedaCheck, a company that sells a dedicated medication reminder tablet for seniors, has raised $1.1 million in a round led by Queen City Angels.
The tablet aims to help seniors who have trouble managing their medication. When the MedaCheck tablet is purchased, the senior or their caregiver will send MedaCheck a list of all of the user's medications and supplements. From...
July 10, 2013
Mango Health, the Rock Health startup behind a gamified medication adherence app that launched in April after 16 weeks of beta testing, released aggregated data about adherence habits of its user base.
"Our belief is that understanding how consumers interact with medications and supplements each day is an important part of the quantified self movement that is often overlooked, and an important...
November 7, 2012
Text messaging for disease management once again is proving popular among patients with chronic conditions and their doctors, though the clinical gains are not always easy to determine.
In a just-concluded test at Denver Health, about 80 percent of mostly older, low-income people expressed interest in participating in a text-based communication plan beforehand. After the trial, all 135...
August 15, 2009
A new report conducted by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) found that not taking medications as prescribed leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalization, a higher risk of death and as much as $290 billion annually in increased medical costs. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of patients in the U.S. do not take their medications as instructed. Not taking the medication on time...