HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A reliable solution – Home Med Station - that will aid in the $290 Billion Medication Adherence Problem in the U.S, as reported by the New England Healthcare Institute (NEHI). A growing body of evidence suggests that medication adherence programs have the potential to reduce health care spending and in the process generate significant savings for taxpayers.
The number of the US population who are 65 years and older in 2014 was 46.2 million and it is 14.5% of US population; with an expected growth rate of 10,000 per day. Poor medication adherence results in 33% to 69% of medication related hospital admissions for the elderly. At least 125,000 American die annually due to poor medication adherence.
Non-adherence increases the likelihood of preventable disease progression, increased hospitalizations, avoidable doctor and emergency room visits and other problems arising from poor health, which can significantly increase costs. It's the first kind medication adherence solution for commercial health plans, Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM), self-insured employer plans and Medicare plans.
The inventor faced the problem of non-compliance while taking care of his elderly mother. From this experience, he developed a drug management solution for her that eliminated most of the mistakes that are common with the elderly. Being an engineer he developed the "Home Med Station" (HMS) to address the mistakes that the elderly experience will trying to adhere to their prescribed medications.
After three years of design, patenting (2010 received best patent in Houston, TX), development, addressing quality and manufacturing concerns he developed the Home Med Station. This system is now ready for nationwide distribution. It is a complete solution for most non-adherence problems encountered by an elderly family member in their homes.
Home Med Station provides an integrated drug management solution that has been recognized in the home health care industry as one of the top adherence systems in the US and worldwide. The purpose is to involve patients and their entire health care team to better increase adherence and health outcomes by having medicines correctly sorted, readily accessible, with alarm reminders and communications to help the patients to take the right dosage at the right time. The potential to improve health and lower cost is huge if Home Med Station is promoted and utilized.
For more detailed information, visit our website homemedstation.com or call 832-934-1677.
M. Vincent Mauk
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