Mobile Health Manager
Care4Today® in the Real World:
Mobile Health Manager
Improving medication adherence through mobile technology
In managing chronic conditions, medication adherence is key to achieving better outcomes. Care4Today Mobile Health Manager is a free, mobile app that reminds people when to take their medications. Patients can connect to their healthcare providers and caregivers, encouraging them to take medications on schedule.
When people fail to take their medication, they may be at risk of serious complications, a worsening of previously controlled conditions, and even hospital admission. In the US, medication-related hospitalisations—including admissions due to poor medication adherence—costs an estimated $100 billion per year5.
Care4Today Mobile Health Manager:
- Offers patients and healthcare professionals a way to monitor self-reported medication adherence
- Helps patients monitor their medication usage and adherence
- Care4Family® gives loved ones the ability to support one another and therefore encourage them to take medications on schedule.
- Care4Charity® allows people who take care of their own health to make a positive difference in the world.(available in the US and Canada)
In order to set up Mobile Health Manager, patients:
- Enter their medication from their mobile phone or computer
- Set up medication reminders
- Schedule prescription refill reminders
- Track how often they take their medication
- Share information about their medication usage with their doctor
Released in the U.S. in September 2013, Mobile Health Manager had an immediate positive response:
Over 300,000 Downloads
Over 108,000 users registered to-date
A 4+ rating in both GooglePlay and the App Store
#1 downloaded app
#1 downloaded health and fitness app for 2 weeks after release/ launch
In addition to these successes, a US national drug store chain is using Mobile Health Manager as part of a health coaching pilot programme at 55 retail locations. Healthcare systems, private and public health organisations are currently using the app as part of ongoing clinical trials. As well as being launched in the U.K. (2014) and Canada (2015), Mobile Health Manager is being introduced in a number of other countries across Europe and South America.
- 5. Osterberg L & Blaschke T (Aug 2005). Adherence to medication. New England Journal of Medicine, 353: 487-97.