MINNETONKA, Minn. (PRWEB) September 27, 2007
Sometimes it's hard to remember how or when to take prescribed medications. As a result, an estimated 20 to 50 percent of patients do not take medications as prescribed and are non-adherent or non-compliant with therapy*, which can lead to potentially dangerous and costly situations for many of them. To help patients remember to take their prescription medication properly, Cogi Systems developed eMinder - an electronic reminder system for medication and care management needs.
eMinder is a computer generated Simple Message Service (SMS) that delivers a text message to the patient's mobile phone. Each text message reminds patients to take their medication on a schedule determined by themselves and their doctor or pharmacist. The messaging sent from eMinder helps patients develop a pattern or habit, resulting in proper use of prescribed medications. eMinder also serves as a reminder for appointments and other notification needs that support patient wellness.
Reliable and easy-to-use, eMinder SMS delivers reminder messages wherever telecommunication reception is available. Service is available for a variety of mobile phones and Blackberry style devices, and is proprietary so patients receive no solicitations for other products or services.
eMinder messages are provided free** to patients by participating provider organizations and, as a result, patients can achieve a lower hospitalization rate and enhanced quality of life. Consequently, providers (including retail pharmacies, insurers, healthcare facilities and physicians) are able to increase patient compliance, deliver a value-added service that generates customer loyalty, potentially increase sales of other store merchandise and support their goal to provide economically sustainable healthcare.
For more information on eMinder SMS or Cogi Systems visit http://www.cogisystems.com or call (800) 969-1632 to speak with a Cogi Systems representative.
*Kripalani S. MD; Yao X., MD; Haynes B., MD; - Interventions to Enhance Medication Adherence in Chronic Medical Conditions, A Systematic Review, Arch Intern Med 2006
**Mobile carrier provider and other fees may apply
About Cogi Systems
Cogi Systems, a Minnesota LLC company, designs and develops innovative software products that allow individuals to utilize technologies without changing their habits. Composed of highly skilled professionals dedicated to delivering the highest quality service in the industry, Cogi Systems takes pride in its customer satisfaction.
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