Novel technology to monitor outcomes (rebuzzed from Bertalan Mesko)

Bertalan Mesko recently "buzzed" this interesting report from "The Independent" on how drug companies are using a variety of technology to monitor patient outccomes. Quite an eye opener on the novel use of videogaming, and reminder systems. Back here in New Zealand, we are developing a proposal on how to use reminder devices to be used by elderly in their homes to remind them to take medications over telephone. Reminder systems work well, and we are testing the likelihood of reminder system installation reducing unnecessary hospitalisation.This set of new outcomes tracking are quite innovative.

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Feb 14 Bertalan Meskó, MD: Medicines not working? There's an app for that