The World Health Organisation reports that patient adherence to prescribed medication can be as low as 50% and states that “increasing the effectiveness of adherence interventions may have a far greater impact on the health of the population than any improvement in specific medical treatments”. However, research consistently highlights that the complexity of a medication regime is a significant barrier to patient adherence and that the quality of patient - doctor communication can affect outcomes for patients.
HealthBeacon is a connected medical device that supports patients to achieve greater medication adherence at home by reducing complexity and improving communication with their doctors. It is designed to help patients manage complex medication regimes through prompts and reminders. It also provides a solution for the disposal of spent medical devices and the management of sharps waste. Users can manage their healthcare as if being supported by their family doctor on a day to day basis.
HealthBeacon is designed with simplicity and usability in mind while being aesthetically appropriate to the home environment.