Proven to Increase Medication Adherence

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Proven to Increase Medication Adherence

DoseCue is proven to increase medication adherence without adding steps to patients’ dose-taking routine.

Increasing medication adherence fosters better health outcomes for patients, which reduces costs for health insurance providers and sponsors.

How DoseCue Works for Patients

DoseCue containers are programmed when filled and are ready to go when received, so there are no additional steps for patients; they –simply follow the lights.

The top light flashes green at dose time, the second flashes green when a dose is taken, the third flashes red if a dose is missed, and the fourth flashes yellow when it’s time to order a refill.

   

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DoseCue containers are wirelessly networked via a DoseCue communication bridge, enabling patients, their caregivers, and healthcare providers to track medication adherence and provide support in real time. Dose-event data is stored in container memory, then uploaded when the network becomes available.

For Home Health Care, SPP's and Clinical Trials

Home Health Care

Staff can track each patient’s medication adherence in real time -- between home-nurse visits – enabling additional adherence action to be taken with individual patients as the need arises.

Specialty Pharmacy Providers

A prime focus of Specialty Pharmacy Providers is helping patients increase adherence in the face of serious and complex conditions, where non-adherence may lead quickly to adverse events. DoseCue’s real-time adherence monitoring enables additional adherence support to be provided immediately as the need arises for individual patients.

Clinical Trials

In clinical trials, detailed adherence data of each subject improves study data quality by eliminating adherence as a cause of efficacy variability. DoseCue increases adherence so a drug has its best chance of demonstrating expected efficacy. Subjects can be identified by adherence level for additional adherence support, increasing retention in study.

Non-Adherence Diminishes Patient Care
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at High Cost to All Stakeholders

  • 49% of patients forgot to take a prescribed medicine and 38% forgot whether they had – NCPA
  • Adherence averages 50 to 60 percent globally across demographics, brands, categories – Cochrane Collaboration
  • 40% of nursing home admissions are associated with non-adherence, with an additional $2,000 spent per patient per year for HCP visits -- PhRMA
  • Between $100 billion and $300 billion is spent per year on avoidable hospitalizations due to non-adherence – NEJM & PhRMA

Why Choose DoseCue?

Concept & Use Study – DoseCue increased patients' medication adherence 9.1 percent with statistical significance (P=0.05). In addition, the study group rated the DoseCue container 4.9 out of 5.

Patient Preference Study – Of 31 patients receiving demonstrations, 22 or 71 percent wanted to use a DoseCue container with their meds. Of those 22 patients, 73 percent said they would miss zero doses with DoseCue.

Patents – DoseCue has been awarded three utility patents, including two in 2016. Several other patent applications are pending.

Half of patients take less than directed or stop before finishing their prescription.

DoseCue improves these statistics – and patients' outcomes

1. National Community Pharmacists Association study | 2. Consumer Health Information Corporation | 3. Calculated from non-adherance data