Navigation Links
Good Medicine: Smarter Smartphones for People With Chronic Disease
Date:1/8/2009

CHICAGO, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are taking prescription medicine and forgot to take it today, you're not alone. Half of the people taking prescription medicine don't take it as prescribed. The reasons are varied -- they forget, are busy with other priorities, or make a conscious decision not to. Noncompliance has been called the Achilles heel of modern healthcare. As former Surgeon General Everett Koop commented, "Drugs don't work in people who don't take them."

Leap of Faith Technologies, a Crystal Lake health technology company, has introduced a new service called eMedMobile to address the problem. eMedMobile was developed with funding from the National Institute on Aging and the National Cancer Institute. The company needs people with hypertension to test the smartphone service in a pilot study.

eMedMobile was originally developed for cancer patients in clinical trials, and it is now available to consumers so that anyone who is taking a lot of medication, or who is a caregiver for someone who is, has help.

"We've made smartphones even smarter," said Barbara Rapchak, CEO. "Now they can help people identify the right medication at the right time to avoid errors and serious side effects. We use smartphones and smart labels in patented technology to do this."

With eMedMobile, your smartphone can read information from a smart label on your medicine to help you or a family member identify the right medicine when it is time to take it. The smart labels have small electronic chips in them containing data about the medication being taken. The phone reads the data on the chip and provides feedback about the medicine.

The system can send alerts to caregivers if a medication is missed. "If your father forgot his blood pressure medicine this morning," continued Rapchak, "you're going to know about it right now because you just got a message on your phone."

The pilot study is being conducted through a grant from the National Institute on Aging. Participants must be age 50 or older, taking at least one medication for hypertension. Leap of Faith supplies the phone and service during the 90-day study. Participants can use the phone as their normal cellphone. Get more information at http://www.emedmobile.com, or by calling (815) 356-1767.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Leap of Faith Technologies
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. U.S. Preventive Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks
2. U.S. Prevention Medicine: Employers Can Help Workers Avoid Heart Attacks
3. FDA Approves Promacta(R) (Eltrombopag), the First Oral Medication to Increase Platelet Production for People With Serious Blood Disorder
4. Sanofi Aventis: People With Type 2 Diabetes Treated With LANTUS(R) and APIDRA(R) Achieved Greater Reductions in A1C Than Those Treated With Pre-mixed Insulin
5. Senator Frist and Convention Delegates Support AIDS-Affected People Around the World, Raise Funds for Gustav Evacuees
6. New Research Shows One in 200 People Born with DNA Mutation That Can Lead to Devastating, Often Fatal Disease
7. (RED) to Launch New Way for People to Get Music in Their Lives; Weekly Delivery of Great Music Helps to Save Lives in Africa
8. Study Shows Lantus(R) Helped People Living with Type 2 Diabetes Reach the ADAs Recommended Target for Blood Sugar Control
9. Gene Therapy Provides Vision to People who Were Nearly Blind
10. People With Diabetes May Have All-Natural Citrus Supplement To Help Lower Blood Glucose and Cholesterol Levels
11. Treating Depression Prolongs Life for Older People with Diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/12/2017)... Kineta, Inc., a biotechnology company focused on the ... President of R&D and Head of Virology Kristin Bedard has ... the Northwest and Beyond meeting sponsored by Life Science ... from 8:30-10:30 AM PDT at the Agora Conference Center in ... Bedard will be joined by other leaders in infectious disease ...
(Date:6/9/2017)... , June 9, 2017 More than ... further effort to help spread lessons learned from clinical ... International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and Eli Lilly and Company ... the second phase of the Bringing Research in Diabetes ... their commitment to helping people with diabetes effectively manage ...
(Date:6/7/2017)... -- Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... Joseph R. Goodwin , U.S. District Court Judge for ... , entered a case management order in MDL 2325, ... Litigation (the "MDL") that includes a provision requiring plaintiffs ... on specific causation within one hundred twenty (120) days ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... 28, 2017 , ... Park Systems , a leader in Atomic Force ... attendees and Park customers on July 11, 2017 from 12-2pm at the Thirsty ... & CEO of Park Systems, and Prof. Krishna Saraswat , Rickey/Nielsen Professor in ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... ... June 28, 2017 , ... Schneider Insurance and ... to clients in southern Montana, is announcing a focused charity effort to gather ... outreach programs offered by Zoo Montana provide students with current knowledge on the ...
(Date:6/28/2017)... VA (PRWEB) , ... June 28, 2017 , ... ... protection assistance and financial consultations to communities in northern Virginia and DC, is ... to help provide for patients with Alzheimer’s and other disorders that lead to ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... ... 27, 2017 , ... Excel Medical, the leader in Next-Generation ... of Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. Finnegan is a widely known industry ... sales leadership. He has received industry recognition for innovations and new approaches to ...
(Date:6/27/2017)... and London UK (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2017 , ... ... to a clinical study is whether they can trust the sponsor to pay them ... is vital that sponsors and CROs establish payment strategies that encourage sites to work ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):