New mobile apps support education, safety, and adherence needs of seizure patients

Privacy-protected patient support apps now available in Mobile Health Library™ for patients prescribed Oxtellar XR® (oxcarbazapine extended-release tablets) and Trokendi XR® (topiramate extended-release capsules)

Sep 17, 2014, 10:07 ET from Adherent Health, LLC

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adherent Health, LLC, a mobile health engagement advisory specializing in medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment, announced today the introduction of patient support apps for two novel medications used in the treatment of seizures and epilepsy, Oxtellar XR (oxcarbazapine extended-release tablets) and Trokendi XR (topiramate extended-release capsules). 

Developed under the guidance of epilepsy, neurology, pharmacy, and specialty nurse advisors, these patient support apps, now available in the Mobile Health Library (MHL) system, have been designed to better address the education, safety, and adherence needs of physicians, nurses, and pharmacists in clinical practice. "MHL engages both clinicians and patients on their terms, which today for most people means simple, mobile, and private," said Tracy A. Glauser, MD, Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, "Having the important patient support resources available at your fingertips helps us better address the medication-specific needs of our patients, parents, and caregivers," continued Dr. Glauser.

"Mobile app adoption rates are high across all medication-taking age groups, with many already using mobile apps on their smartphones or tablets," said Todd Horich, PhD, MBA, Executive Director of Marketing, Supernus Pharmaceuticals.  "Making our education and patient support services also available as apps in Mobile Health Library, helps us better support the treatment needs and communications preferences of clinicians, and of patients prescribed our medications," continued Dr. Horich.

"By more simply integrating brand content and services that support safety, education, and medication adherence, MHL apps help address the patient understanding, safe-use, and outcomes attainment needs of physicians, nurses, pharmacists, patients, caregivers, and payers," said Dr. Peter Pitts, Chief Regulatory Officer, Adherent Health; Chairman, MHL Standards and Practices Board; former FDA Associate Commissioner. 

About Mobile Health Library

MHL is a HIPAA-compliant clinical engagement system built to support the unique education, service, and support needs of health-related customers, including nurses, patients, physicians, pharmacists, and caregivers. MHL apps support medication and medical device safe use, medication adherence, disease understanding, and health outcomes attainment. MHL apps support tens of thousands of health customer interactions per month, include Walgreens scan-to-refill functionality, and are preferred by patients 11 to 1 over "opt-in" email programs.

MHL is a free app available in the iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon app stores.

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About Adherent Health

Adherent Health, LLC, is a mobile health engagement advisory specializing in medication safe-use, adherence, and health outcomes attainment.  The 2014 Patient Preference Study Summary Report is available at  Adherent Health is the sole licensor of the Mobile Health Library clinical engagement system.

Media Contact: Rob Dhoble, Adherent Health, LLC, (646) 244-8395,

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