Every year in the United States, thousands of Americans are put into harm’s way simply by virtue of not taking their prescribed medication at the appointed time or by taking accidental double-doses.
With more and more health-related technologies now in place to help curb this regrettable phenomenon, we are starting to see clear and incontrovertible evidence of mHealth’s positive impact on medication adherence rates.
MediSafe Project has announced that its users have a reported medication adherence rate of 81%.
According to eight weeks of post-launch data, MediSafe Project users recorded taking their medication on time at a rate 31% higher than the World Health Organization’s estimated average medication adherence rate of 50%.
MediSafe Project launched in November 2012 as the first mobile “pillbox app” that cloud syncs users’ failure to take medication on time to their friends, family and caretakers.
Although it will be difficult to produce concrete data on how many lives will by saved by a reduction of medication non-adherence, innovations such as the “pillbox app” will undoubtedly contribute to the continued good health and wellness of many.
“Medication adherence is a persistent and elusive problem, interrupting patients’ well-being, costing health providers and insurers billions annually and causing preventable deaths,” says MediSafe Project CEO Omri ‘Bob’ Shor. “MediSafe Project’s involvement of patients’ loved ones and caretakers is proving itself a breakthrough in reducing the harm that comes from medication non-adherence.”