Archive for November, 2015

Click Bait for Your Health: How a Toronto Startup Uses Digital Engagement to Increase Medication Adherence

Posted on November 20, 2015 by Amos Adler

Using digital engagement to increase medication adherence is our novel solution to a complex problem. With non-adherence caused by multiple factors unique to each individual patient, a-one-size-fits-all-solution can’t work and won’t work. Instead, at MEMOTEXT we personalize each patient’s support program. By encouraging patient input, adapting to changes in mood and lifestyle, we can develop a medication adherence and support program that works best.

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If I had $290 billion: Breaking Down the Cost of Medication Compliance

Posted on November 05, 2015 by Noah Nemoy

Medication Compliance is one of the biggest costs to worldwide healthcare systems. 50% of all patients do not take their medication as prescribed and this costs the U.S. healthcare system alone $290 billion per year. That’s a pretty massive figure that can be interpreted in several ways.

We can start by breaking down that $290 billion to show exactly how low compliance rates create such a huge cost:

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