Medication Adherence – making it work.
Medication adherence is an issue clinicians and healthcare providers have been dealing with for ages – one that puts hundreds of thousands of patients at risk in the U.S. alone, and costs over $290 million in unnecessary healthcare spending annually. With that said, Dr. Patrick Hymel, chief executive officer of MedSnap, LLC, along with Stephen Brossette, MD, co-founder of MedSnap, a healthcare informatics company – will be launching a suite of mobile application solutions later this year to improve medication safety and adherence. MedSnap’s vision is to create a network that connects clinicians, patients and caregivers in a way that reinforces medication adherence and safety.
Recognizing that medication safety and adherence can’t be solved by clinicians alone, MedSnap will be showcasing its first product at ASHP, MedSnap ID, which is the first of a suite of applications launching this year. MedSnap Identify (ID) is the first-to-market mobile application using computer vision to allow healthcare professionals to identify prescription pills within seconds, by name and strength, screen for drug interactions and other warnings, and access detailed clinical information such as dosage and administration information via a comprehensive drug database. Using the iPhone’s built-in camera, MedSnap’s patent-pending visual pill identification technology and precision imaging surface, MedSnap provides a solution for the growing need to improve medication safety.
Dr Hymel and Stephen Brossette will be attending the HIMSS Fair in March, to talk more with interested parties.