We are pleased to announce that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Ringful Health a new research contract to develop and test innovative mobile applications that could help patients better manage their medications.
It is estimated that over 1/3 of patients in the US do not take their medicine as prescribed. That has resulted in poorer health and an estimated $290 billion in avoidable healthcare cost. It is a big problem with significant economic and public health impacts. However, it is also a very difficult problem to solve, as it requires patient engagement and behavior change outside of traditional healthcare settings.
In this project, Ringful Health leads a team of scientists from University of Texas, University of Kentucky, Consumer Reports, and Mount Sinai Hospital to tackle this problem. We will explore how to use consumer-grade technology to engage patients, facilitate real-time decision support, and improve patients’ medication management and adherence at home.
This project is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). The “phase 1” of this project will last 6 months with NIDA providing 100% of the required $150,000 funding.