New uses 4 ur cell phone: DM and Medication Adherence

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

Phone calls, pictures, video, Web surfing, IM-ing…now add disease management to the list of cell phone capabilities. A study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill suggests that text messaging could be used to reduce children’s chances of becoming overweight or obese later in life by helping them monitor and modify their own behaviors.

And the Pill Phone from Vocel enables wireless customers to personalize and schedule audio and visual alerts reminding them to take their prescribed medications at the right time, whether they are at home or traveling. The company says the Pill Phone is expected to help improve therapeutic results and medication adherence rates while helping to control healthcare costs.

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