The MediSafe Project was inspired by the accidental and potentially fatal insulin double-dose of brothers Rotem and Omri "Bob" Shor's diabetic father.
Omri "Bob" Shor, chief executive officer of the MediSafe Project, said the cloud-synced mobile app helps families prevent emergencies caused by over- or under-dosing medications. In addition to reminding users when it's time to take their medication, MediSafe Project sends alerts to selected family members, friends and caretakers when a loved one misses a dose.
Available as a free download in Google Play and iTunes App Store MediSafe Project is a complete ecosystem of patients, families, doctors, drug stores and pharmaceutical companies to solve the hazardous and costly problem of medication non-adherence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found 50 percent of Americans who took more than one medication on a daily basis didn't comply with medication instructions.
Of the 50 percent who didn't comply with medication instructions, 30 percent gave the reason: "I just forgot," Shor said.
Medication non-adherence accounts for 27,000 preventable deaths per year in the United States and costs $290 billion in preventable U.S. healthcare costs per year, Shor said.