Medisafe, a Boston, MA-based medication adherence platform has announced the launch of Adherence Grader, a free data insights tool for the healthcare community interested in tracking medication adherence.
Now available at AdherenceGrader.com, the tool gives pharmaceutical brands, researchers, caregivers, journalists and other interested parties across the healthcare continuum instant access to how well Medisafe users adhere to alternative medication regimens on a relative basis.
Adherence Grader instantly reports the adherence scores of thousands of medications patients manage and take through the help Medisafe’s award-winning application. These scores are indexed using a proprietary algorithm of self-reported adherence, persistence and other factors derived from the historical performance of patients using Medisafe as an intervention solution.
For a more detailed patient cohort-level view of adherence, Medisafe recently launched Medisafe Insights, which uses a combination of data analytics and qualitative survey tools to demystify patient adherence obstacles and shed light on health engagement patterns. Medisafe knows if and when patients take each medication dose, so it is able to report on hourly and daily trends, reasons behind missed doses, and other important trends. This information can enhance data available from traditional sources of medication adherence, which typically draw only on data from monthly refill records or focus groups.
The causes of non-adherence vary dramatically by medication, condition, patient and specific timeframe across the patient journey, negatively impacting patient quality of care and health outcomes. Non-adherence results in higher emergency and mortality rates and is estimated to cost the US healthcare system alone in excess of $290 billion a year.