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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.


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