New Online Reminder Service for Hospitals, Health Clinics, Pharmacies, and Insurance Companies to Support Patient Medication Compliance

Jan 27, 2010, 08:00 ET from Launches the Institutional Reminder Service Which is a Small Icon Placed on a Medical Service Provider Website That Can Be Used to Remind Patients to Take Their Medication

BATON ROUGE, La., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient compliance with their drug regimen is of vital importance to both the individual and the various parties that are involved in the patient's health, like doctors, pharmacies and insurance companies. Not adhering to medication schedule can lead to adverse health outcomes to the individual which can also increase health care utilization costs.

But a new online service by, called the Institutional Reminder Service, is now available to all hospitals, pharmacies , health clinics and insurance companies as a way to play a proactive role in helping their patients adhere to their medication schedule. is a free online service that allows individuals to manage their medication by receiving free text or email messages alerting them to take their medications. also allows the individual to monitor their medication, print medication schedule charts and share their maintenance routine with their medical providers.

The Institutional Reminder Service is a small widget that is placed on the medical service provider's website. By clicking on the widget, the individual is immediately taken through the FreeRxReminder platform. In addition, the html code for the icon can be privately tagged for out-going messages to let patients know that the message to take their medication was provided from the specific medical service provider, whether it was a hospital, pharmacy or insurance company.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 47 percent of Americans take one prescription drug. This number increases to 66 percent and 87 percent in Americans ages 45 to 65 and 65 and older, respectively. It is estimated that half of patients with chronic illnesses like heart disease or asthma skip doses or otherwise don't take their medication correctly.

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About is a free medication reminder and schedule organizer for patients' daily medication needs. Users can save their schedule online and have reminders emailed or texted to their mobile phone to remind them to take their medications and get their prescriptions refilled. turns the daily chore of taking the proper medications into a hassle-free process. The service is completely free, and visitors to the site can get started through a simple three-step system: register on the site, add their medications and schedule, and set their preferred text or email reminders. This service is also free to all healthcare providers, all insurance companies and managed care providers.