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November 2016: MyTherapy - The App that Improves Medication Adherence

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

November 2016: MyTherapy - The App that Improves Medication Adherence

Each year approximately 125,000 Americans die prematurely as a result of skipping or not properly taking their medication. This is a widespread problem known as medication nonadherence. Forty-five percent of the US population has at least one chronic disease and only half of all prescribed medication is taken correctly.

The MyTherapy app, developed by Munich-based smartpatient gmbh, is a software platform that improves medication adherence by reminding and motivating patients to take their medication correctly. In addition, MyTherapy displays measurements, such as weight, blood pressure and blood glucose. It has a patient-centric design and contains a built-in health journal to keep track of medication intake, measurements, activities, and well-being.

Patients can use the app for all medical conditions. Healthcare professionals can connect with their patients using the web service, MyTherapy Professional, which allows them to see at a glance whether patients are adhering to their medical treatment and if their use of multiple drugs is having adverse effects. Patients can also share their progress with family members and caregivers.

MyTherapy's unique features have been assessed in several studies, including one by the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The results confirmed that MyTherapy increases medication adherence and patients' well-being. MyTherapy recently won the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy's Smart Service World contest.

The MyTherapy app is available in English, German, Spanish, and other languages and can be used on iOS and Android devices. The app is free for patients. For this reason, MyTherapy's business model relies on partnerships with healthcare providers and life science organizations. MyTherapy's partners benefit from the additional support for their patients and close ties with their existing patient care initiatives and processes.

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