Tell me if you heard this one, or if this happened to you:
A Mother walks into a Pharmacy and picks up Amoxicillin, Liquid Suspension, for her 8 year old daughter for an ear infection. The Pharmacist says “give 1 teaspoon, twice a day for the next 10 days” and tells her to keep it in the fridge.
The Mother comes back 5 days later for a refill. The pharmacist has a puzzled look on her face and asks the Mother why she is requesting a refill.
She says, "The medication is finished and I need more for the remaining 5 days. My husband and I were both giving her doses, and some days I couldn’t remember if I gave it to her, so I guess I gave it to her again?”
Sorry, this is not a joke. This happens to millions of kids and parents every year, sometimes with serious, even fatal consequences. According to a new research report released by Safe Kids WorldWide, over 67,000 ER visits and more than 500,000 caregivers each year call poison control for child related overdosing.
We have a simple answer to this problem that we want to get out to the world. This is why we are on MedStartr today, to bring it to you.
Founded by Pharmacists, we developed a solution and use it everyday to help our clients prevent child medication overdosing. Our solution is as effective as it is simple.
The Kids MedTracker 1.0 is a simple tracking tag that goes on the medication. This simple record will prevent double dosing, overdosing and missed doses.
The Kids MedTracker can fit on top of a medicine bottle for easy placement and access, to ensure that the proper dose is given every time, and without duplication.
Additionally, there are quick help sections that:
The MedTracker eliminates drug management issues that result in preventable at home medication errors.
(Source, CDC PROTECT Study)
The Kids MedAssist MedStartr Campaign is focused on providing a simple way for parents and caregivers to track medicine given to children, and to get our solution into the hands of Pharmacists everywhere. Our goals are to ensure that the Kids MedTrackers will be available for all parents that need them, and increase adherence in the pediatric sector. Millions of children annually miss or fail to comply with their drug therapy which can lead to re-admission and higher healthcare cost. Take part in this initiative to increase awareness in this important issue.
The proceeds of this project will be used to print and distribute hundreds of thousands of paper MedTrackers. We also will begin the online version and the app called KidsMedTracker. Together, we believe we can reduce the chances of overdose, that now, 1 in 180 kids will experience every year. Let’s make that 1 in a million.
By sponsoring this project, you will not only be advancing this important cause that we know you all experience first hand, but we will send you the MedTracker 1.0, paper versions and sign you up for our newsletter so you can keep abreast of the progress in our application development to bring even more tools to bear for you. We will also place you on our Pharmacists Advisory Council that we will convene regularly to determine usability and criteria for success.
Significant injury and costs can be prevented with our simple solution. We want to help you help your employees, teams, and customers.
If we raise over $8,000 we will be able to develop the iPhone app and then move on to Android at $12,000.
Our App design is dead simple too. We simply will add in a bar code to the Kids MedTracker tag. Then, everytime the parent or caregiver gives a dose, she or he scans the code. This brings up a question, “are you giving a dose?” The user says, “yes” and is done. Then that user or any authorized party can see the updates.
If you choose to be an early sponsor or partner in the application development, part of our Stretch goals, you will be able to run your ads and branding in this free app.
This will improve not just medication adherence, but also accuracy for patients, reducing harm, costs, and absenteeism.
We are a team of 4. Two Pharmacists and two IT guys.
Ponle Aboyeji is a pharmacist and CEO and co-founder of PharMed Solutions. He graduated from Northeastern University with his doctorate in pharmacy and has over 10 years of retail pharmacy experience.
Everette Egun pharmacist and co-founder of PharMed Solutions, graduated Northeastern University with his doctorate in pharmacy. With over 5 years of experience in retail pharmacy.
Bruce Posey CTO and co-founder at PharMed Solutions graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering and a minor in Business. Over 12 years of technology experience, with an expertise in enterprise software systems management.
Neal Cauley CTO and co-founder at PharMed Solutions graduated from Western Carolina with a dual major in Marketing & Communication. Neal also attained MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix . In his 9 years at IBM Neal is responsible for driving over 100 million in sales and consultant engagements.
Everette, Bruce, Neal and Ponle
Founders, Pharmed Solutions, LLC
MedTracker Get the PDF version and print your own at home!
The 10 Pack - We will ship you 10 Kids MedTracker Tags for home use. These are printed on heavy recycled card stock and come with an adhesive or wire tag. (Please add $10.00 for international shipping.)
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The 25 Pack - Get 25 Kid's MedTrackers, along with a Thank You Letter signed by the MedAssist team to show you our gratitude. (Add $10.00 for international shipping)
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GOLD - The 150 Pack - Gold backers will receive 150 Kid MedTrackers for their Pharmacy, Physicians office, or cause of their choice. Perfect for small Pharmacies that want to try out the system. Gold members will also receive a limited edition MedAsssist embroidered patch that is designed from 100% percent recyclable material. Doing our part to reduce the carbon footprint. Own a piece of the movement!(Add $15.00 for international shipping.)
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MedAssist Platinum Backer: Platinum backers will get 5,000 medtrackers fully customized(may include discount card information for savings at the pharmacy) with name of backer included on every medtracker. Delivered to the institution or organization of your choice. You will receive a MedAssist Platinum Backer Plaque. You will also be inducted into the MedAssist Scroll of Supporters on www.kidsmedtracker.com with your name forever etched in our history.
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Gold Plus Corporate Special: Help us turn the paper medtrackers into a mobile app. Backer will receive sponsor credit along with partial naming rights, as follows: "MedAssist, sponsored by (YourCo)" in the title of the app. You also will get your logo on the MedAssist t-shirt, MedAssist hoodie, and MedAssist USB drive.
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Platinum Plus Corporate Backer: All the gold plus rewards PLUS 100,000 mobile and online ad views is included. We also will seek to integrate your ideas into our design and will include your branding on our fist 250,000 MedAssist tags. Finally, 1 member will be appointed to our Company Board.
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MedAssist Partner Distribution: Custom Printing of 500,000 fully customized medtrackers for larger companies with with your choice of information. For example, for larger Pharmacy chains it will includes discount card information for lower priced prescriptions at your local pharmacy. Press Release that states partnership details including support in backing this initiative along with meeting the MedAssist Team.
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