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MEMOTEXT Collaborating with Johns Hopkins University To Evaluate Technology-Driven Adherence Programs
Date:1/13/2009

f Automated Dosing Reminders on Medication Adherence using HealthVault" Trial

This clinical trial will be completed in 14 months and in three phases: software development, a clinical research study, and subsequent data analysis. 500 subjects will be recruited in the U.S. for the two-part study, which includes a cohort study to assess baseline adherence with glaucoma medications followed by a randomized, controlled trial of the adherence intervention. Approximately 100 subjects will be randomized to participate in the technology-based adherence intervention program. The results of the study will be presented in a peer-reviewed forum upon completion of the trial, which is expected to conclude in mid-2010.

About Glaucoma and Adherence

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness and visual disability worldwide. It's estimated that 2.5 million people in the U.S. are affected by glaucoma, with another 10 million undiagnosed. By the year 2010, worldwide, the number is predicted to be 60 million. Currently, there is no cure for glaucoma. However, studies have shown that reducing the eye pressure with topical medical therapy, office laser or surgery can prevent occurrence or slow disease progression. The majority of patients diagnosed with glaucoma or ocular hypertension are managed initially with medications. However, despite the availability of effective topical therapies, non-adherence in patients with glaucoma is poor and has been reported between 37-59%.

About MEMOTEXT

MEMOTEXT is a specialized healthcare application service provider focused on providing medication adherence intervention solutions. With over 25 years of expertise in patient-stakeholder issues and the telecommunications industry, MEMOTEXT integrates behavior modification, patient education and live support into the everyday lives of patients. MEMOTEXT uses proven methodologies and customized solutions that
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