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The evriMED pillbox and software solution is an innovative medication adherence tracking system. A Simple aid for users and a powerful tool for caregivers and healthcare organisations.
Expert Pill Reminder and Monitor (evriMED500 and evriMED1000 , known also as MERM and MERM-RT)
Latest news on evriMED : Smart Pill Device Keeps TB Medication Adherence on Track
From the WHO Medication adherence handbook
“ evriMED TM (www.evrimed.com) is …developed specifically for TB care in resource-limited countries through funding by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The system can be customized to the specific needs of patients on treatment for DS-TB, MDR-TB and TB/HIV. Its prototype is also being used in trials … for TB (35). One variant of the evriMED is the Easy Cure Box being used in India, which consists of a lightweight cardboard container housing a battery-operated electronic monitoring device that passively registers when the container is opened. Inside the box is a supply of TB FDC medication in blister-packs. Patients are given multiple days of medication upon refill and monitored remotely using an ICT interface. With 99DOTS, the FDC blisters are packaged in a custom envelop printed with phone numbers that are revealed each time patients takes their medication (see also Section 2.2.2). This approach is widely used across India. The dosing histories generated by the two technologies enable health providers to identify good and poor adherers to provide highly effective counseling, and thus use healthcare resources more efficiently and effectively”
BENEFITS OF DIGITAL MEDICATION MONITORS
WHO has concluded that adherence interventions significantly improve treatment outcomes for both DOT and SAT patients.
Digital medication monitors are a proven-effective adherence intervention, delivering reminders and enabling enhanced counseling and differentiated care.
Digital medication monitors are highly patient-centric and low patient burden. They permit remote, electronic observation of medication taking by self-administering patients.
Digital medication monitors should save health system time and money by focusing provider time on demonstrably poor adherers.
In large, cluster-randomized trials in China, digital medication monitors were shown to significantly improve medication adherence and be well accepted by both patients and provider
TB REACH WAVE 6
The Stop TB Partnership has launched its TB REACH initiative’s sixth wave of funding for innovative and out of the box ideas, strategies, initiatives, and technologies which aim to increase the number of people diagnosed and treated for TB, to decrease the time to appropriate treatment and to improve treatment success rates.