Medication Event Monitoring System (MEMS)
This device is capable of transmitting pill dispensing events from the patient’s home to the cloud over cellular and IP networks.
Transmission is done in real time if cellular coverage is above 1-bar. However, if a signal is not available or is below the 1 bar threshold, then the device’s Store-and-Forward feature automatically activates.
- The bottle cap records the number of pill dispenses, with date and time and device ID. The purpose of this electronic monitoring is to monitor compliance with a medication regimen.
- This technology has been used in the past to record patient compliance, and to provide medication consumption history to patients.
- Electronic assisted compliance is not the only MEMS’ indicator, it is also used in conjunction with demographics, clinical state and symptoms to learn more about patient characteristics that influence adherence to a medication regimen.
- Care.Global-MEMS is HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant. Electronic data capture, data transfer and data access are all confidential and secure during every stage of data transmission.