A med reminder app that manages and delivers those pills

click to enlargeMedication compliance apps have been with us almost since the start and have had a certain popularity. However, most are essentially alarm clocks reminding the patient to take what pill at what time. Some have added refill reminders and interact with pill dispensers or smart caps. They also require a lot of work to manually fill in medication and dosing information. PillPack goes another few yards by integrating one-stop pharmacy-based med management, coordinated through a database that aggregates identified patient prescription information from pharmacies and insurance claims. The PillPack service coordinates meds (plus OTC drugs and vitamins), pre-packages them by date and time in a recyclable dispenser, delivers them to the home and automatically refills them. The app, a spinoff and independent of PillPack, adds to the usual reminders prepopulating medication and dosing information; all the user has to do is to add in their basic identifiers for consent.  Wired. Hat tip again to Guy Dewsbury via Twitter.

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