In the News...
October 3, 2012: MedAdherence was announced as the winner of the 2012 Innovator Award at the AHIMA National Convention
Six innovators were selected using a double-blind selection process from a pool of more
than 30 who submitted abstracts. The selected presenters were offered the opportunity
to introduce their new concepts and innovative technologies and vie for the 2012 AHIMA
and AHIMA Foundation Award. The award recipient was Jonathan D. Katz, CEO of
MedAdherence LLC, who presented October 3.
June 8-12, 2012: Results from Study Using MedAdherence Platform Presented at the American Diabetes Association Scientific Sessions in Philadelphia
Dr. Vivian Fonseca et al presented the results of a study performed using the MedAdherence platform. The study was conducted last year and was titled "A Pilot and Feasibility Study of a Fully Automated, Closed Loop, Text-Message-Based System to Improve Diabetes Control." It demonstrated a significant decrease in HbA1c levels, which confirms the results we are seeing with our clinic-based patients. The study concluded that "an automated system for diabetes medication adjustment, based on standard algorithms using text messaging via cellular phone, is feasible and improves diabetes control with low incremental costs." A larger study is underway.
June 5, 2012: MedAdherence LLC Wins Gold Medal for Innovation
MedAdherence LLC, announces winning the Gold Medal for Innovation from the Connecticut Quality Improvement Award Partnership, Inc., Connecticut's Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award.
Innovative mHealth company uses mobile phones to help patients manage their chronic conditions. MedAdherence's innovation award was for the us of Mobile Health (mhealth) to target underserved diabetic populations in California (Medi-Cal) Medicaid patients and use mobile phones to improve patients' diabetes control as measured by their HbA1C. Our team developed sophisticated software that captured a diabetic care plan that reflected current best practices in diabetes care to interact with a patient's cell phone. The interactive program used cloud-based technology to automaticall manage and intervene in key aspects of a patient's diabetes care. A key feature of our system includes an outreach and engagement module, allowing the provider to use the portal to communicate directly with the patients through their cell phones. This technology is highly scalable and offers a low-cost and sustainable way to manage diabetes.
March 22, 2012: Mobile Industry Views Health Care as Growth Opportunity
Most executives in the mobile technology industry say health care represents the biggest growth opportunity for 4G services, according to a new survey from Deloitte, MobiHealthNews reports.
March 20, 2012: Surveyed Doctors Want Patients to Track Health Using Mobile Devices
Nearly 90% of surveyed physicians would like their patients to use mobile devices to monitor or track certain health indicators at home, according to a report from Float Mobile Learning, a mobile technology consulting firm, FierceMobileHealthcare reports (Jackson, FierceMobileHealthcare, 3.19.12). Gary Woodill -- a senior analyst at Float Mobile Learning -- said, "The looming demographic bulge of aging baby boomers and the rising costs of hospital care are driving a movement to providing medical care in a person's own home, whenever possible." He added, "Mobile health and wellness applications can help relieve the burden of accelerating health care costs due to this demographic shift" (Float Mobile Learning release, 3.13.12).
December 27, 2011: MedAdherence Named a Key Startup
Mass High Tech declares MedAdherence as one of the five startups to keep your eye on.
December 23, 2011: Fairfield County Biz Journal
December 13, 2011: MedAdherence Receives Funding from Connecticut Innovations
CI believes that the experienced MedAdherence team has what it takes to successfully advance this technology in the marketplace.
November 15, 2011: MedAdherence LLC Announces Partnership with Tulane University to use the MedAdherence Mobile Health Platform in a Diabetes Clinical Trial
Tulane University and MedAdherence partner with large pharmaceutical company to demonstrate how mobile phones can help with insulin dependent diabetes patients.
October 11, 2011: Sacramento Business Journal
Sacramento Business Journal Article talks about MedAdherence and describes how “Automated Text Messages help Patients Mange their Diabetes.”
August 2011: Verizon Wireless
Verizon signs BSA Agreement with MedAdherence. CarePlanManager™ becomes part of the set of services offered by Verizon Wireless and available though the Verizon SolutionFinder. (http://solutionfinder.verizonwireless.com/)
July 18, 2011: Tulane University New Wave
Can Texting Improve Diabetes Care? Interview about MedAdherence with Dr. Vivian Fonseca Chairman of the Department of Endocrinology at Tulane University Medical School.
May 5, 2011: Mobile Marketer