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By Jonah Comstock January 18, 2013
Care4Today by Janssen Healthcare Innovation For one reason or another, as many as half the patients in the United States don't take the medication that is prescribed to them at a cost to the US healthcare system of $290 billion a year in waste. That's according to NEHI, formerly known as the New England Healthcare Institute, which has been tracking the medication adherence problem for years....
By Brian Dolan July 24, 2012
A recent must-read report from the New England Health Institute (NEHI) identified about a dozen different promising digital health technology trends and offered up an analysis of the market readiness of each. Central to NEHI’s determination of how evolved a particular digital health technology was, rested on its efficacy evidence base. The report is actually organized into sections that group the...
By Brian Dolan June 8, 2011
Amos Adler, President, Memotext Glaucoma, the world’s second leading cause of blindness, has a number of effective therapies to help those afflicted. Despite these solutions, non-adherence rates for those treatments are reported to be between thirty-seven and fifty-nine percent. Luckily, mobile health professionals are working on ways to solve this issue. One such company, Memotext, has been...
By Brian Dolan June 2, 2011
GlowCap: Connected pillbox top According to a recent study by Express Scripts, Americans might be wasting as much as $258 billion annually by not taking their prescribed medications. Missed doses can lead to emergency room visits and doctors' visits, which could be prevented if medication adherence was improved. The Express Scripts study found that more than half of people who believe they take...
By Brian Dolan December 9, 2010
A study recently published in the journal Clinical Transplantation found that kidney transplant recipients improved their adherence to immunosuppressive drug regimens by 40 percent when healthcare providers tracked their adherence and offered tips for improvement. The participants used prescription bottles with wireless tracking that recorded when they opened their medicine bottle -- an...
By Brian Dolan August 15, 2009
A new report conducted by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI) found that not taking medications as prescribed leads to poorer health, more frequent hospitalization, a higher risk of death and as much as $290 billion annually in increased medical costs. Anywhere from one-third to one-half of patients in the U.S. do not take their medications as instructed. Not taking the medication on time...