by documenting the regimen as actually carried out by participant including OTC and natural remedies and comparing to physician directions.
through analysis of schedules, daily habits and cues, and organizational skills.
by addressing gaps between prescription and performance with organization guidelines; tailoring regimens to patient’s schedule and lifestyle; reinforcing importance of compliance; simplifying regimen where possible; taking into account disabilities
considering user abilities and resources as well as lifestyle; and providing appropriate training to avoid frustration with the selected device.
by supporting the plan and reinforcing importance of regimen adherence
John N., a disabled former cook with unstable diabetes reports that six times in the year prior to starting with RxReminders, he lost consciousness and was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated in the emergency room and intensive care unit. On one of these six occasions, the ambulance bill was $1900 and the hospital bill was $121,000.
Kim S. is a single mom of a teenage daughter. She suffers from several chronic conditions including diabetes, asthma, hypertension, high cholesterol, back spasms and migraines. Her daily schedule is dominated by her self-care regimen. She does blood tests and takes insulin four times daily; takes two nebulizer treatments daily’ self-administers two electrostimulation treatments and takes sixteen other medications at four other times daily.
Jerry W. is a 58-year old who has been diagnosed with diabetes, asthma, arthritis, severe allergies and coronary problems. He is cognitively impaired and has limited mobility. Jerry receives weekly home nursing visits and is telemonitoredfor pulse, blood pressure and other vital signs. He receives intensive case management and benefits from a particularly involved primary care physician.