Taking medications correctly is still one of medicine’s biggest problems. We have highly effective drugs for many conditions, but people are not good at taking them. In fact, there are 700K ER visits, 341K hospitalizations and 125K deaths annually directly attributable to not taking medications correctly.
I founded iRxReminder after 10-years of research on caring for people with dementia. One of the two main reasons people lose their independence is failure to take their medications correctly. Our core purpose is to empower patients and healthcare professionals to manage medications together.
We do that with our 3–component system. Our cloud-based iRxControl center is used by the healthcare team to deploy regimens and get information back in real time. Patients utilize our apps for medication support, symptom reporting, and patient education. Pill dispensing and monitoring are done with the iLidRx, our IoT pill dispensing pod. The platform’s unique component, it’s simple for pharmacists to load and program and simple for the patient to use. Simply Hold, Place, and Tilt™ to dispense.
We have 19 customers successfully using our platform gathering health behavior data for clinical and intervention studies. Partnering with The University of Michigan Cancer Center for a study supported by the Hematology Oncology Pharmacy Association, we are utilizing the iLidRx pod for the first time.