Cloud-based mHealth platform for medication management Medisafe is launching Medisafe Providers to allow physicians, care teams, and pharmacists to track their patients’ medication adherence between visits. The new, adherence feature is visible alongside patient biometric measurements such as blood pressure, glucose, weight, and so on.
With Medisafe Providers, the company is going beyond its consumer focus to empower healthcare professionals to see how their treatment plans are working and to make any needed changes as soon as they identify a problem. This in turn should help patients avoid unnecessary visits and hospitalizations.
To date Medisafe has worked to reduce the $300 billion annual cost of medication non-adherence by growing the patient user base of its mobile app and tailoring the experience to each individual based on their unique circumstances. Specifically, Medisafe delivers personalized content and resources that encompass medication(s)/condition(s), support and motivational tools and resources, drug cost, and more. This infrastructure will now also support interventions by clinicians, enabling engagement across all members of a patient’s care team.
“Since the beginning our users have valued sharing their adherence reports with their doctors and told stories of learning about Medisafe from people on their care teams,” Omri Shor, CEO and co-founder of Medisafe, said in a statement. “With the launch of Medisafe Providers, we move strategically from supporting patients and caregivers as isolated health constituents, to enabling the care continuum to support and improve their health, while driving down costs for the industry.”
Last year, Medisafe integrated with Human API and GoodRx to automate medication list imports and help users lower their medication costs, respectively. According to CrunchBase, the company has raised $7 million to date, including a $6 million Series A round in January 2015.