What sets the PillPack app apart is that it automatically imports your loved one’s current medication list — regardless of which pharmacy they currently use — and uses geo-tracking sensors to create custom reminders based on location, activity or time to fit with people’s daily routine.
PillPack is a full-service pharmacy that simplifies medication management by providing a personalized roll of pre-sorted medications, including prescriptions, vitamins, and OTC’s in individual packs, and managing refills by proactively coordinating with physicians and insurance providers.
We know medication management is a big issue for caregivers. According to research from the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50 percent of the U.S. population take at least one prescription drug regularly, and nearly 80 percent of Americans miss taking their medication, citing forgetfulness as the most common reason, according to a 2015 study performed by Kelton Global.
“The best solution to adherence is simplicity, and the PillPack design tackles this challenge physically with our dispenser and individual pre-sorted packs,” says TJ Parker, PharmD, CEO of PillPack. “Our goal with the app is to further simplify and re-imagine the medication management experience digitally so we can help folks with their medications, whether they’re our customer or not, and regardless of the number of medications they take.”
“Many apps attempt to provide an all-encompassing healthcare solution but fail to truly improve people’s daily lives,” says Elliot Cohen, CTO of PillPack. “The PillPack Medication Reminders app is designed to excel at one thing: helping people remember to take their medications by leveraging the capabilities of the iPhone and Apple Watch, and making reminders fit their lifestyle rather than the other way around.”
The PillPack iOS app is available for free download in English and users can download the application from the Apple App Store.
Do you have a system for medication reminders? Share how you manage it in the comments below and let us know if you’re going to switch to the PillPack app.