IoT Medication PolyPharmacy: Engagement Games through Medicine Adherence

by Lloyd Nurse

Your original medicine containers notifies at dosing times, teaches via a display when you pick up a container and keeps you engaged with money games and trivia.
Atlanta, GA United States Managed Care

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About our project

The problem we solve:
Over 4 billion prescription of controlled substances are despensed every year in the US. Misuse, errors and accidents causes thousands of injuries and death leading to billions in avoidable costs.

About our solution:
We will eliminate underdosing/overdosing and confusion when taking multiple medicine. The system works for everyone even for the most vunerable of our communities. Pill, liquid, boxed and other medicine will be managed by a compartment device and an associated display. The system is optionally, interactive and can be protable. Biometric locking is also incorporated in these concepts.
Progress to date:

We have proof of concept and working prototypes. The process has started for the first manufacturing of our MVP, the Miracle.

We are working on software development and will use funds for product enhancements and scaling.


About Our Team


Creator: Lloyd Nurse
Location: Georgia
Bio: Pharmacogenomics simplified. Medication management is a $700 million a day opportunity. Consumers, Physician, Pharmacists, Regulators, Clinicians and others should be able to see the effects of medicine on vital signs in real-time and make corrections and adjustments regardless of physical location. Medicine adherence rates must significantly improve and costs stabilized. The IoT of prescribed and OTC medicines will lead healthcare into the future. We have simple devices and a system that will pioneer the effort to improve the safety of the over 4 billion dispensed containers and will help to keep patients engaged. Our goal is to help reduce the $290 billion in avoidable costs that is a growing problem for the US healthcare. Many die and more are hurt every day from misuse.
Title: CEO/

About Our Company

Nurse Technologies
Location: 1170 Peachtree Street
ste 1200
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
US
Website: http://nursetimer.com
Product Stage: Prototype/MVP
YTD Sales: Working on it
Employees: 3-5

How We Help Patients

Our ideas are about easy to use devices that helps patient to adhere to their Doctors instructions. It gives peace of mind to caregivers and relatives knowing that medicine can be taken as prescribed without errors and if there are complications, realtime data flow will enable timely intervention before an episodic event occurs. Seniors are able to take medicine safely and can now remain in their own homes for a very long time. Quality of life is significantly improved, pain and suffering is reduced and lives are saved. Patient also learn about their meds and illnesses at point of medication access in any language and can be made audible. An educated patient is an engaged consumer.

How We Help Physicians

Newer outcome based payment models  are being encouraged. The PolyPharmacy Manager can be given to patients to enable them to manage medicine and vital sign in realtime. Wearables and vitalsign metering devices can be added to the system for a total remote monitoring experience which reduces relapses and ER visits. These costs savings can benefit us all and can be used to pay professionals to prevent avoidable problems in the first place. Doctors can make more upfront


How We Help Hospitals

Re-admissions before a certain time can be costly to hospitals and medical institutions with regard to certain payers guidelines. a PolyPharmacy Manager given at point of discharge will enable continuous medicine and health monitoring throughout the recovery period while at home. Units can be sold or leased to patients.


How We Help Partners

Payers including Governments may reduce costs significantly be giving these units away through doctors and other providers. doctors can be paid to monitor profiles and patients can be given incentives like lower premiums, free prescription refills and out of pocket reduction when they participate in these management programs. Especially but not limited to those with deadly chronic conditions like heart, blood and respiratory disorders.


Challenge Mission

Market Size

Over 4 billion prescription containing controlled substances are given out annually in the US and they all should be managed for safety. Like our roadways, all users are at risk. Accidents,errors and poor engagement causes our healthcare system over $290 Billion in avoidable costs. Seniors will be our primary market but everyone should be engaged. Baby boomers are retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day and they each should get one of these monitoring stations to catch progressive diseases before they become a major problem. Medicare has over 50M seniors. Everyone at risk with chronic illness that can be fatal without proper medicine management are also a priority. These units will be sold for $300. Medicare can give these to 50M at a cost of $15 Billion which will give a profit of $5.25 Billion at 35% margin. They will will in numerous ways.



Projected 3 Year Growth

We intend to achieve 10% market share within 3 years with gross margins at 35%. this will produce in excess of $100M in revenue in 2020 and will allow us to expand our platform to include products and services that will help patients to stay engaged and actively involved in healthy behaviors and outcomes.
 



How We Will Make Money

We will sell these products to clinicians and seniors at profit margins of 35%. There will be the possibility for multiple revenue streams due to the massive data that will be generated.



About our Competition

The market is saturated with products that attempts to manage pill including sophisticated pill boxes.

Ours is the only solution that keeps medicine in their original dispensed containers and uses the IOT concept to track medicine access for multiple medicines. We also teach via display at point of medicine access with money games and trivia. Our concepts are patented.



Progress with Customers to date

We are a startup with no manufactured models. our first delivery is scheduled for July 2017.

Innovation Details

Intellectual Property Summary

There is one provisional application pending conversion. Four patents have been granted on these dosing notification and tracking concepts. Because we have taken a different road there is every reason to expect that the new application will be granted.

We differ from prior art in that we can notify for any medicine format, (pill, liquids, box, gels, syringes and others) no internet is needed for our basic functions but connecting have benefits. Numerous containers can be managed simultaneously and thousands of patients can be managed remotely in realtime. There are other novel features including the only known method to track a patient's use of actual medication containers as given to them by a pharmacist. NO repackaging involved. NO putting into complicated pill boxes. The legal safety of original containers and the integrity of medicines are maintained.

 

Clinical Information

No studies done. Prototypes have been in use with good results.

Regulatory Status

We help people with information throughout the medicine taking process by alerting them to items suggested by their Doctors and Pharmacists. We help them to manage the containers given to them by healthcare professionals. There is no FDA clearance required.

How we will use the funds raised

Marketing is key for our company in this crowded space. We must be able to rise above the noise. With this goal achieved we must be in position to rapidly scale to anticipated market demands. These funds will help.

 

Thank You

Billions of containers containing controlled substances are dispensed each year but like cars with seat belts for safety in case of accidents there are few safeguards for these containers apart from child proof caps. People are hurt and many die from accidents of misuse and confusion while desperately wanting to do the right thing, that is, taking doses as prescribed. But we are humans, accidents happens causing much pain and death in large numbers all over the world.

We can turn things around with NurseTimers low cost and innovative devices. Please help us by supporting our campaign so that we may quickly developed these solutions and save an innocent life today. They may not be your loved ones but you can still care enough to contribute to this effort. Thanking you in anticipation.

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