MedFolio Launches Innovative Electronic Pillbox Targeted For Aging Baby Boomer Generation

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The MedFolio Medication Management Device signifies a time when the old-fashioned pillbox meets the 21st Century. Innovative pillbox technology assists the patient to be an independent and autonomous advocate for their healthcare in the area of medication management.

Sleek and Stylish, it can reside on any household countertop. Portable design options for medical visits and daily activities.

The MedFolio device was designed by a pharmacist, but built upon the foundation of patient-pharmacist relationships during “brown-bag” medication sessions...Therefore it finally addresses the needs of patients, caregivers, and their healthcare providers

The MedFolio Medication Management Device signifies a time when the old-fashioned pillbox meets the 21st Century. Innovative pillbox technology assists the patient to be an independent and autonomous advocate for their healthcare in the area of medication management.Over the next several years, our current healthcare system will be challenged by the population surge of aging baby-boomers requiring acute and chronic healthcare services. According to the report released by the CDC (Centers of Disease Control), The State of Aging and Health in America 2007, the number of Americans aged 65 years and older will more than double by year 2030 to 71 million, comprising 20 percent of the US population. Additionally by year 2030, the nation’s health care spending is projected to increase by 25% due to these demographic shifts. An enhanced focus on promoting and preserving the health of older adults is essential if we are to effectively address the health and economic challenges of an aging society.

“The introduction of the MedFolio device will not only play an integral role in improving medication compliance by providing advanced medication dosing reminders. Additionally, this device will offer the patient and all their healthcare providers accountability for the chronic disease medications prescribed, and will empower the patient in knowing that they can understand and effectively communicate their medication utilization,” said Julie Fulmer-Mason, President of MedFolio, LLC. “In the end, our philosophy is simple…giving the patient the ability to take control of their medications in order to improve the quality of
care they receive during healthcare visits.”

The MedFolio device was designed by a pharmacist who has effectively worked with patients who have medication compliance issues. Therefore, the MedFolio device finally addresses the needs of patients, caregivers, and their healthcare providers, and strives to keep medication control simple. One of the most important design features was the need for the entire device to be compact and portable for easy transport to medical appointments, but also permitting patients to remove individual daily pillboxes in order to carry a short-term supply of medications for meetings, travel, and leisure activities. Secondly, the device was designed to be a communication tool between patients and their healthcare providers. The unique built-in pill identification system is a portfolio of every medication stored in the device, thereby giving patients the confidence to engage in medication discussions with their healthcare providers. Medication regimen changes are more easily comprehended by patients when healthcare providers can communicate with the use of visual aids, such as pill samples of each medication, instead of challenging brand and generic drug names. Lastly, the MedFolio device is accompanied by an easy-to-use software program that allows patients to customize the device to their specific medication regimens and dosing times. The medication information stored into the memory of the device will initiate audio alerts, visual lighting reminders, and electronic messaging reminders (e-mail and text message) for each scheduled medication dosing time.

The Baby Boomer Generation has always been independent, autonomous, and active. As they age, their active lifestyle should not be hampered by an increasing arsenal of medications. The MedFolio Medication Management Device is an organized method of incorporating medications into daily living, and empowers patients to be an advocate for their healthcare in the area of medication management.

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