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Global Medication Adherence Market Sees Boost from Heightened Demand for mHealth


Women's Health Education Boosted Dramatically Through MobileResearch and Markets recently added to its archive of reports the “Global Medication Adherence Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022” study.

According to the report summary shared with mHealthWwatch, the global medication adherence market is growing at a significant rate due to the growing demand for advanced medication adherence systems, and growing geriatric population.

The market is further expected to witness significant growth during 2016-2022. As per the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA) report on the global aging population, the population of people aged 60 years or above is growing with high rate.
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Medisafe Exec to Talk Patient Engagement at American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session


MediSafe Project Confirms Spike in Medication Adherence RateMHW has learned that Medisafe‘s Jon Michaeli will present “The Patient & You: Aligning Interests to Increase Medication Adherence” in the Patient Engagement Pavilion this weekend at the American College of Cardiology 65th Annual Scientific Session in Chicago, Illinois.

Medisafe, if you’re not familiar, is a leading personalized mHealth platform for medication management.

Medisafe says that its platform is tackling the $300 billion problem of non-adherence by addressing all major underlying causes of this complex problem, including forgetfulness, fear of side effects, lack of motivation and support, and cost.
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Can MedBox Apple Watch App Reduce Emergency Room?


Can MedBox Apple Watch App Reduce Emergency RoomThe team behind MedBox, a new mHealth app for iPhone and Apple Watch, says their innovation could be a game-changer if not a life saver for many on a prescription drug schedule.

The app in question aims to “considerably reduce emergency room visits and preventable fatalities caused by medication misuse.”

According to MedBox, as only 50% of patients correctly follow their medication regimen, the mobile app makes it easy for patients to remember to take medicine as directed.
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Text Messages Can Improve Medication Adherence By Up To 17 Percent


Text Messages Can Improve Medication Adherence By Up To 17 PercentAs reported this morning by our sister site Mobile Marketing Watch, text messages can, indeed, prove to be a real life saver.

A recent article posted in the Journal of Clinical Nursing finds that text message reminders can improve medication adherence by 15.3 to 17.8 percent. The report was completed at Michigan State University by Tracy DeKoekkoek, R.N. and her colleagues—and reviewed data compiled by multiple studies.

The data was gathered from 13 studies individual that focused on text message intervention designed to improve medication adherence. Some of these studies, a report summary from DoctorsLounge explains, provided standard text messages, and some featured text messages that were custom-tailored to the patient.

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mHealth Be Used to Boost Elderly Medical Independence?


Can mHealth Be Used to Boost Elderly Medical IndependenceThere is a multitude of mHealth tools and technologies that are being introduced to the market on what seems like a daily basis. While many look at mobile health technology as something only beneficial for those under the age of 50, a recent study published by the Journal of Medical Internet Research challenges this assumption.

The study reviewed was in regard to a mobile app called ALICE. ALICE was given to 99 elderly Spanish individuals who take prescription medications on a daily basis. 48 of these patients were part of a controlled group, and the other 51 were part of an experimental group. The elderly individuals were given ALICE with the hopes of improving their medical independence.

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RxAdvance Banking on Mobile, Big Data to Boost Medication Adherence


RxAdvance Banking on Mobile, Big Data to Boost Medication AdherenceThe New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) believes that prescription non-adherence is costing the US healthcare system $290 billion annually.

In fact, 15% of Medicare beneficiaries reach the prescription coverage gap – or “Donut Hole” – annually and over 50% of these beneficiaries discontinue medication refills.

So what role can or should mobile technology play in facilitating greater medication adherence? This week, RxAdvance announced what it’s calling a unique service that can ostensibly “predict which Medicare beneficiaries are likely to reach the donut hole very early into the benefit year, and how to prevent them from reaching it using innovative technology, people, and processes.”
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Electronic Data May Assist Hospitals with Medication Adherence


Electronic Data May Assist Hospitals with Medication AdherenceResearchers from the Universities of Leicester and Birmingham have found that electronic data can be instrumental in helping reduce the rate of missed doses of prescribed medicine.

In particular, researchers found that the secondary use of data from an electronic prescribing and decision support system in an English hospital led to a “substantial and sustained” reduction in missed or delayed doses of medicines.

Published in the health policy journal Milbank Quarterly, the study looked at how using the electronic system combined with organizational efforts helped to address a major patient safety threat.

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