Adherence Software

Also known as the Digital Health Passport. It's the main page: Therapies.

The adherence feature goes back to the origin story of SuperMD.

The problem SuperMD tries to tackle is, what happens after the patient leaves the doctor's office? Typically the doctor says, "Come back again in X weeks/months" and then it's radio silence until the next follow up.

Problem definition: Doctors and caregivers have no way of knowing what their patients are doing after they leave the clinic. Are they taking their meds diligently as prescribed? How is the patient responding to medication?

The reality is all too often, out of sight = out of mind.

SuperMD's adherence software changes all that. It allows therapies to be set (by the doctor, caregiver or patient) according to medication name, dosage, and frequency of application. Only doctors and caregivers paired (and approved by) to the patient may edit or view a patient's therapies.

At the scheduled time, the patient will get notification to take his or her medication. Upon taking the meds, a manual input is necessary to update the app. This may sound cumbersome, but this registers the action, and it notifies the caregiver that the patient has taken the meds. Imagine you are a busy working professional, and you are worried about whether mum or dad back home managing a chronic disease has taken their meds for the day. This simple update by the patient using their phone, actually provides peace of mind to the caregiver and is a note created in the digital health passport that can later be sent to a doctor for analysis.

SuperMD's thesis is that although frequent updating of the app may be repetitive and tiring, it services a need for worried caregivers, or forgetful patients. The social element here is important. Patients are far more likely to update their adherence if they know that someone else who cares about them is monitoring.

So far, reviews on this feature from doctors, chronic disease patients and family caregivers alike has been positive. This feature is widely used by medical professionals today to monitor their patients progress.

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