medication adherence

By Dave Muoio August 29, 2018
Sempre Health, a San Francisco-based company that uses monetary incentives and pricing to encourage healthy behaviors, announced today that it has obtained $8 million in Series A financing. Rethink Impact was the lead investor, and was joined by Social Capital and other unnamed backers. “We are incredibly excited to invest in Sempre Health as it uses its core technology to tackle the nearly $300...
By Dave Muoio August 27, 2018
A study recently published in Heart found that coronary heart disease (CHD) patients assigned a smartphone app for medication reminders demonstrated greater adherence than those who did not. The investigation was conducted by a group of Australian researchers, and included a sample of 163 adults participants with an average age of roughly 58 years. Presented this week at the European Society of...
By Jonah Comstock June 22, 2018
Medication management and adherence app maker Medisafe has announced a partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim following a successful pilot.  Medisafe will offer a wraparound app experience that incorporates Pradaxa-specific educational information into a special version of its app, which patients will be directed to when they're prescribed the drug. "Pradaxa is not different than any other...
By Jonah Comstock June 6, 2018
Yesterday’s announcement that Apple would open the API for Health Records in iOS 12 will likely spawn a whole host of integrations with digital health companies in the coming months. But one company has the distinction of being named in the announcement, and of having its Health Records integration already complete: Medisafe. The Boston-based company has been making medication management and...
By Dave Muoio April 27, 2018
Replacing the frequent home visits often necessary for tuberculosis treatment with video visits facilitated by an app appears to be a cost-effective, well-received means of ensuring adherence throughout therapy, according to a recently published pilot study. Because TB is, airborne, highly infectious, and increasingly resistant to antibiotics, treatment and prevention of the disease often...
By Dave Muoio April 19, 2018
Following a successful nine-month pilot, Boehringer Ingelheim and HealthPrize Technologies announced that the digital adherence support program RespiPoints will be expanded to any patient who is taking certain Boehringer Ingelheim medications, including some available in the Respimat inhaler. Launched in 2016, the web- and mobile-based RespiPoints program offers patients a variety of adherence-...
By Dave Muoio April 12, 2018
Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Common Sensing, which specializes in connected containers for injectable medications, has raised $6.6 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Waterline Ventures, with New World Health, Royal Philips, and Haselmeier also participating. The funding will be used to accelerate manufacturing and commercial operations for Common Sensing’s GoCap, a dose and...
By Jonah Comstock February 22, 2018
Medication management app maker Medisafe has a guiding principle when it comes to the difficult task of improving medication adherence: One size does not fit all. Patients miss medications for a range of different reasons, so a range of different approaches can be appropriate to help them. “We can understand different reasons for adherence for different people, activate different motivators, and...
By Jonah Comstock January 31, 2018
A new large-scale study shows that interactive, tailored text messages can improve medication adherence by 14 percent. "The program results far exceed our expectations with 44 percent refill rate in the text message group as compared to 30 percent in the non-text group," Rena Brar Prayaga, the paper’s corresponding author and a behavioral data scientist at mPulse Mobile, said in a statement. "In...
By Jonah Comstock January 23, 2018
Mount Sinai Health System is trying a new way to get high-risk patients to take their medications: financial incentives. Supported by a grant from Health 2.0 and the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York health system has enrolled 12 patients in a pilot with startup Wellth. “What I’m so impressed with is a lot of companies go out and say ‘We want to make this and this is...
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