Smart Pill Dispenser Provides Peace of Mind and Improved Well-Being
Adhering to medication treatment can be a lifesaver, whether for a chronic condition or an acute illness.
However, even with the best of intentions, it can be challenging for patients and caregivers who often manage multiple medications with different dosing schedules and instructions.
Today’s busy lifestyles add to the challenge and lead many to wonder, “Did I already take that pill?”
Unfortunately, errors can have serious consequences: too little medication and a patient is not adequately treated; too much and dangerous side effects can occur.
This situation creates a stressful situation not only for caregivers, family members and the elderly but also for medical personnel who are helpless to reduce the risk factor.
The good news?
Thanks to the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT), medication management is getting a helping hand.
Let's dive right into it.
MedMinder Launches First HIPAA-Compliant Smart Pill Dispenser
MedMinder teamed up with Thales to launch an innovative mHealth smart pill dispenser that significantly improves medication management.
The device helps patients and caregivers track medication compliance, reducing guesswork and stress while providing new levels of control and improved patient-doctor communication.
The first connected solution of its kind offering HIPAA compliance, MedMinder:
- Tracks and reports medication intake,
- Sends alerts,
- Orders refills,
- Improves adherence to strict medication timing.
With secure connectivity and encryption enabled by Thales' Cinterion® technology, the solution sends data from the pillbox over wireless networks to a cloud-based server.
Physicians, nurses and other authorized caregivers can log on to MedMinder’s user-friendly web interface to observe medication adherence in real-time and intervene when necessary.
Advanced Digital Security and Ultra-Thin Modules for Future Proof mHealth
The easy-to-use MedMinder solution helps patients and caregivers manage the day-to-day challenge of medication compliance, a crucial component to overall health and well-being.
Thales' Cinterion technology enables secure and reliable 3G connectivity today (HSPA+ and five-band UMTS). It provides a smooth, cost-effective path to 4G technology in the future to protect the long term technology investment.
With reliable connectivity, data security, and ease of use, patients and caregivers can rest natural knowing support is always on and available to help improve health outcomes.
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