Medication compliance continues to remain a major issue when managing patients’ adherence to therapy regimens, and modern technology can certainly help. Many of today’s smartphones are getting equipped with NFC (near field communication) technology that can sense the presence of and talk to other compatible devices.
Gema Touch out of Raleigh, N.C. has developed a kit that includes NFC-enabled stickers that a patient can attach to pill bottles for easy tracking of when and which drugs have been taken. The stickers included are either touch-to-activate enabled or are of a traditional passive variety.
From the product page:
The Gema Kit includes:
- Dual NFC and bar code/quick response coded “patches” of various sizes that the patient adheres to the outside of their pill bottles and packs
- Links to a free engagement website
- Back-end data tracking and reporting service for providers
Through proximity of a user’s mobile device, the patch enables an instantly to a web-based patient system that will:
- Enable logging of NIH PROMIS guided, quality of life measures at the point of care, as well as
- Connecting patient’s to other stakeholders that are important them and to their fight.
Product page: Gema Kit…
(hat tip: MedCityNews)