AT&T will provide wireless connectivity to the medPOD from DayaMed, a leader in medication adherence and patient-centered data solutions.
Helping patients manage their drug therapy regimens, the portable and cellular connected medication dispenser also acts as a communication hub, allowing patients to contact their caregiver or pharmacists directly from the device.
Ready to use right out of the box, the medPOD arrives to the patient preloaded with their medication and dosage in cartridges straight from the pharmacy. Patients using wireless biometric devices can transmit their information to the medPOD to give caregivers and loved ones a better view of how they are feeling or reacting to the medication.
With audio and video calling capabilities, patients can receive specific instructions or communicate directly with family members, their caregivers or pharmacist, whomever the patient approves of within their caregiver team. This team of people can also be notified when the patient fails to take their correct dosage or if their biometric reading requires attention and communicate back to the patient’s medPOD.
DayaMed designed the medPOD to provide Real-Time Medication Adherance (RMA) for population health programs. This information contains the location, time and the specific medication taken by the patient.
"Bringing connectivity to devices like this helps take healthcare out of the doctor’s office and into the home, making health information actionable and easier to understand," said Chris Penrose, senior vice president, Internet of Things, AT&T. "Helping to ensure that you or a loved one have the right medication at the right time or to know that help or answers are just a click away gives peace of mind and the ability to live independently for longer."
"The medPOD redefines the way medication is taken and managed, as well as communications between the patients and their care team," said Justin Daya, CEO, DayaMed. "Raising clinical and therapeutic outcomes while lowering cost of care, it empowers population health programs for hospitals, payors, employers and governments while enhancing the overall patient and caregiver experience."