Electronic Pill Bottle Cap Increases Medication Use, Study Says

Finally, technologists provide enhancements to healthcare usability! Usability of medicine pill bottles, that is!!

I work on the usability of healthcare software systems. I’m glad to see that usability professionals are also working on medical devices and other areas of people’s life impacted by their health. Here’s a summary of the study:

Experimental electronic pill bottle caps prompted up to 99 percent of the participants of a study to stay on their medication schedules, says the Center for Connected Health. The pill bottle covers send wireless signals that activate a glowing light, a tune, automated calls, text messages or e-mails to notify patients that it’s time to take their medication.

Here’s the eWeek.com article

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