Set up Pod
Why Use the iRxReminder Platform
The Non-adherence Problem
Taking medications correctly is a big problem in medicine. We have effective medications for many chronic conditions, but people are not good at taking their drugs. In fact, the CDC (2015) reports 700K ER visits, 341K hospitalizations and 125K deaths each year, are directly attributable to not taking medications correctly. This translates to more than $320 billion in avoidable healthcare costs.
The number of older adults is doubling by 2030, and costs will also grow. Despite this urgency no solution tried, from no tech (pill organizers), to low tech (text messages, phone services, alarmed pillboxes), to state-of-the-art solutions (wireless pill caps; connected pillboxes) have meaningfully impacted the problem.
The Adherence Challenge
There are 5 adherence challenges today’s technologies fall short on. Today’s reminding technologies are nagging and easily ignored, rather than supportive and empowering. Wireless caps count openings, not control how many pills are taken, and connected pillboxes require sorting, leading to errors and ER visits.
Success, Satisfaction, Savings
iRxReminder’s platform has solved all these challenges. Proven in studies, the platform empowers patients to achieve high adherence, improves communication and interactions with the healthcare team, and eliminates errors. Through wide-scale adoption it will provide a solution to manage twice the population with fewer resources, improving care and saving billions.
The Adherence Solution
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.
Safely support medication adherence with the iLidRx pod.
LED shines green in dosing window.
LED shines green in dosing window. Details
When the iLidRx pod LED is clear it will not dispense medication. When a dosing window is entered, the LED lights up in a bright green. Within the window the dosage, whether 1, 2, 3, or 4 pills can be dispensed. Once the medication is dispensed, the LED turns off, and a confirmation of dispensing is sent to the iRxCapture Pro App. It is then shared with the iRxControl Center.
Dispense: Hold Details
Place you hand over the pod with your finger on the touch sensor. The pod fits comfortably under the palm. It is held exactly like a computer mouse and is about the same size.
Dispense: Place Details
With the finger on the sensor, pick the pod up, place it on your hand or on a flat surface such as a table.
Dispense: Tilt Details
Holding the pod on your hand, tilt the pod towards the hole. With the hold, place, and tilt completed the pod mechanism is triggered. You will hear the motor briefly so you know its dispensing.
Pill Dispensed! Details
The hold, place, and tilt™ procedure we call gesture-based dispensing. It helps make the pod child resistant. You can only take the medication at the right time and in the right amount. So this elimates the possibility of overdosing.