Tag - medication reminders

Meet Author, Dan Munro, discussing his new book "Casino Healthcare"

On Thursday, October 27th please meet author Dan Munro, discussing his new book “Casino Healthcare”. He will also lead a great conversation on the recent topic “Blockchain” that was presented at the September, Health 2.0 Conference. Dan has an informative “take” on this topic and it should be an interesting conversation. Also, please RSVP so you don’t miss out on the popcorn and cookies! ____________________________________________ Dan Munro Author and Forbes Contributor Dan Munro is a writer on the topics of technology, innovation, and policy that [...]

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Medtexter to present at Health 2.0

Jeremy Whiteley from Medtexter will be speaking at the upcoming Health 2.0 meet up. Come find out how Medtexter empowers and engages patients to manage and remember to take their medications and supplements on time, every time, which leads to healthier outcomes and lower healthcare costs. Thursday, June 23, 2016 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM SkySong Tech Campus Bldg 1, 2nd floor- East End-Acceleration Space 1475 North Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale , AZ About Health 2.0 Phoenix Health 2.0 Phoenix/Scottsdale Chapter , as part of the international Health 2.0 movement, [...]

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A Patient Satisfaction Survey Study ends because the Death rate spiked dramatically.

Only the dead people were happy with the results of the survey. There were two groups: A placebo group and, and the study group. The study group was subjected to a different level of care, where the doctors were trying to make the patients respond in the survey as being satisfied. The study group had a 238% increase in mortality over the control (or “placebo”) group. Mortality was directly linked to Patients satisfaction. How could that be? The Gomer Blog, who [...]

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Employers looking to reduce heath care costs for company employees!

The costs that employers can’t ignore. Back in the olden days of Healthcare Insurance, when we mostly paid our own monthly premiums, if we could even qualify for it, we each did the most we could to bring down our monthly payments. We managed our own policies. Certainly, those employees that worked for really large corporations, were union members or government employees didn’t have to worry about that stuff, someone else negotiated that benefit most of the time and you paid [...]

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Diabetes, Sugar, Blood Sugar, Fructose, Medication Adherence.

New Drug discoveries for Diabetes. But you’ll still have to remember to take them in order to be Medication Adherent The Strange Relationship of Diabetes and Sugar January and February of 2015 have revealed several new studies regarding Diabetes and the diseases relationship to Sugar. All of the studies promote that we should give up added sugars. But there’s so much more going on here. After all, our blood cells require sugar. (This chronic disease is all about Insulin Resistance.) That’s [...]

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Medication Adherence is a huge expense for Employers

New Study claims that Non-Adherence may affect up to 50% of all Patients The High Cost of being Medication Non-Adherent for Employers A company Healthentic conducted a survey among almost 100,000 patients and discovered a huge set of costs for those patients who are not taking their prescriptions as directed. Bigger costs than have been reaized by studies in the past. This study suggests that employers are being hit hardest because they are responsible to pay for the premium cost of [...]

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Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence

Employers should be concerned with Medication Adherence. Medication Adherence for employees helps employers control Medical Costs. We review a lot of statistics. We attempt to be very accurate in reporting these to you. After all, we are talking about your health… and the cost of your employees health. The NCPA reported on the nature of these costs in 2014. You know it’s not pretty. There is something that you can do to start the needle moving in your favor. The issues are [...]

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Chronic Diseases are Killing Millions in China

The need to be educated on Medication Adherence. The World Heath Organization is calling on the government of China to take some major steps to curb that country’s steep climb in Non-Communicable Chronic Diseases. The WHO says that China has had 8.6 million deaths just in 2012. And more than 3 million additional people are dying of diseases such as lung cancer, stroke, heart disease and diabetes, reports Health24. The WHO says that most adult men are smokers there and that [...]

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Medication Adherence in the 3rd World

I just ran across an article from Examiner.com, which appears to be an on-line publication out of Hawaii. The article sites a study done in Turkey in 2012 (which I don’t know how since we’re not quite there yet) wherein 750 patients with high blood pressure try to find answers about why these patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. I doubt that there are very many differences between high blood pressure patients and those with other diseases… unless [...]

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The more meds I take, the more I forget to take them

I feel like I take too many medications, but my doctor says that they’re doing what they’re supposed to be doing even if I can’t tell. He has me do at least a couple of blood tests a year to make sure that all of my medical issues are on track. They’re not on track if I forget to take my meds. He says that taking my medications regularly is the first important step in achieving my goals for being [...]

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