Medication Education, Decision Support, Reminding and Monitoring System (Medsrem)

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Tracy Mitzner
Sr. Research Scientist, Psychology
Wendy Rogers
Professor, Psychology
Daniel Morrow
Professor, Educational Psychology
Gilles Einstein
Professor, Psychology
Jeannie Lee
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice Science
Kathleen Insel
Professor, Nursing
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Lewis Humphreys
Licensing Manager (520) 626-2574

Title: Medication Education, Decision Support, Reminding and Monitoring System (MEDSReM)

 

Invention: MEDSReM consists of an app and a companion website that provide individuals with the continuous use of effective strategies that sustain the individual’s adherence to antihypertensive medications.

 

Background: With hypertension being the most common chronic disease among older adults, medication adherence is critical in order to avoid hypertension’s possible effects, including strokes and end organ damage in the kidneys, retina and brain. Typically only 50% of patients adhere to their medication regimen. The app and website mentioned here support patient’s and individuals in maintaining consistency in taking their antihypertensive medications.

Applications:

  • Prescription medication adherence
  • Blood pressure monitoring

 

Advantages:

  • Offers decision support and determines safe intervals for individuals who missed taking medication
  • Monitors blood pressure

 

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Lewis Humphreys

LewisH@tla.arizona.edu

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