Posts Tagged ‘medication adherence’

New Technologies Will Improve Medication Adherence

Medication non-adherence continues to be a big issue in the pharma industry, affecting clinical outcomes for both approved and investigational drugs. Sponsors, research organizations, and payers are looking to verify that what they’re studying or paying for is actually being used as directed. Various technologies, such as Proteus and AiCure, are being examined for these […]

Medication Adherence: A Problem In Clinical Trials…And Life

A recent study published in American Academy of Pediatrics found that providing Asthma patients with medication before they left the hospital reduced ER re-admission rates, as opposed to the standard method of relying on patients to fill their own prescriptions. Medication adherence is a topic that we talk a lot about because of the significant impact […]

Trending: Investing In Social Listening Tools

It’s not easy to sift through and make sense of the vast amount of data posted each day by patients or their caregivers via social media. When it comes to unstructured data (e.g., abbreviations and acronyms), it’s even more difficult. However, it’s critical to evaluate the constant chatter to help detect or prevent possible issues, […]

Pfizer’s New Mobile App Attempts To Tackle Medication Adherence

  If you’re familiar with our blog, you’ll know that we talk a lot about digital transformation; specifically, how life sciences organizations are leveraging digital technology to support their programs. 

A Digital Cure For Medication Adherence Problems

It’s no secret that patients struggle with taking their medication. Whether they forget or purposely avoid taking it, a patient’s outcome could be affected. If a patient is in a clinical trial and isn’t following protocol by taking their medication as instructed, it ruins the legitimacy of the trial’s data and ultimately puts other lives […]

Digital Pill To Track Patients With Hypertension

  Last year, I wrote about Proteus, the company behind the FDA-cleared ingestible sensor that helps monitor patients’ adherence to medication. At that time, the company was running clinical trials in the US, whereas in 2012, the company’s platform was already deployed in the UK. 

Where’s The Amazon Dash Button For Pharma?

  The Amazon Dash Button was released earlier this week. It works like this: A button is provided by Amazon for a specific product. If you want that product, you press the button on a wireless, keychain-like device and your order for that item is automatically placed. No need to log into your computer or phone. 

Want A Reward For Making Yourself Feel Better?

  Medication non-adherence continues to be a big issue in the pharma industry, affecting clinical outcomes for both approved and unapproved drugs. And naturally, it increases overall healthcare costs. HealthPrize, a maker of medication adherence and patient engagement software, recently published statistics that further suggest gamification improves patient adherence to medication protocols, as well as […]