Category Archives: Medication Adherence

Omate TrueSmart Smartwatch Packs Functionality

Perhaps not quite as elegant as the Sony, and it may be trying to do too many things, but the Omate smartwatch looks pretty powerful and slick, nonetheless. Far more robust than the Pebble, its Android OS and Arm architecture position it as a promising player in the (getting very) crowded market.

Meds Adherence marches on: The Hive @TEDMED 2013

Meds Adherence marches on: The Hive @TEDMED 2013

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin

Wearable Electronic Sensors Can Now Be Printed Directly on the Skin

The ultimate vision, the ultimate excitement will be when we can take that [connected] technology and move it in a more integrated way with other things so that the combination of factors gives you a much better chance to move the needle to actual change in behavior.

Reed Tuckson, MD, UnitedHealthcare group executive vice president. M-health, Mobile Apps from the Payer Perspective

Uptake of mobile apps for health tracking still paltry: Pew study

Uptake of mobile apps for health tracking still paltry: Pew study

…almost 1 in 5 Medicare patients will be readmitted to the hospital within 30 days of discharge. Avoidable hospital readmissions are typically caused by insufficient post-hospitalization care, failure to adhere to recommended medication or therapy regimens and lack of physical support for the discharged patient.

Medicine-On-Time links consumers to simplified Rx packaging

New service is local pharmacy-centric:

Medicine-On-Time is a personal prescription packaging designed to organize and simplify how medications are taken. Medications are packaged by pharmacists into personalized pill cups labeled with the day, the date, and the time to take them. On average, consumers pay $24.95/month for the service.