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iMedicpac Helps Monitor Family Members with Many Medications at CES

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

imedipac1The iMedipac is a connected pill box device which will help individuals on multiple medications better manage their med regimen. Chris Montera, the Geekymedic, guest host for Health Tech Weekly joined the rest of the TPN.tv team at CES this year to help cover health technology. The iMedipac is just the type of connected home health device we’re looking for.

A Pharmacy would prepare the weekly or monthly pill selection for the individual which is organized in specially designed blister pack. When the blister pack is inserted into the iMedipac device it then electronically tracks medications when they’re taken and sends a message when pills are taken, identifying whether the correct medication was taken and when it was taken.

The iMedicpac is currently in U.S. Food and Drug Administration review and will eventually retail for $250. There will also be an $8 to $10 monthly charge to monitor the medications and compliance via iMedipac’s secure online servers. This is the perfect solution for helping to monitor family members at a distance and make sure they’re taking their medications.

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Follow-up with more segments from CES 2014 here at TPN.tv and over at the Health Tech Weekly Podcast with host Jamie Davis, the Podmedic.

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Medfolio Medication Reminder System

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Medfolio Pill Box

Medfolio Pill Box

What if you had a pillbox that could tell you when it’s time to take your medicine? The Medfolio Medication Reminder System at CES 2013 is set up to help patients with multiple medications remember their medications through multiple forms of reminders.

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Julie Mason from Medfolio chats with Health Tech Weekly guest host Chris Montera about how she started the program and product development for the the medication reminder system. She’s a pharmacist who worked for many years with the Veterans Administration. In the past she has spent time working with patients on medication adherence and going into their homes to help them develop tools to remember their pills.

Basic Pill Box Enters 21st Century

The Medfolio system is build around a basic pillbox system because that is something consumers are familiar with. The device has been upgraded to the 21st century with built in software that allows patients or caregivers to enter medications and times into the system. When it’s time for a medication, that compartment will light up in the box and an alert chime will sound.

When coupled with an online reporting system, the Medifolio Medication Reminder device can trigger email or text alerts to both the patient and their caregivers.

Video of Chris Montera by special arrangement with Health Tech Weekly (HTWeekly.com).

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