RememberItNow! A Great Employee Benefit


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Forgetting to take medications impacts the health of employees, and increases healthcare costs. RememberItNow! cell phone reminders help employees take the right medication, at the right time, in the right dose.

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  • 1. ‘ Improved Adherence and Outcomes for Pediatric Liver Transplant Recipients by Using Text Messaging ’, Oct 12, 2009 Pediatric, Official Journal of the Amercian Academy of Pediatrics. 2. ‘ Text-message Reminders to Improve Sunscreen Use', Arch Dermatol. 2009 3. ‘ A daily SMS reminder increases adherence to asthma treatment: A three-month follow-up study ’, Ulla Strandbygaard, Simon Francis Thomseln and Vibeke Backer, department of Respiratory Medicine, October 2009. 2&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1137188311&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050 221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=59f230221797dcbcc532d6d7ffe6ca13 4. PageMinder Project Summary Repor t, Melinda Holloway and Tom Diebold for The Division of Medical Services, State of Missouri, September 2003.
  • RememberItNow! A Great Employee Benefit

    1. 1. Pamela Swingley, Founder About RememberItNow!
    2. 2. Our Story Bob & his health Pam Swingley built RememberItNow! to remind her father to take the right medication, at the right time and in the right dose… and to include family members in his care.
    3. 3. About RememberItNow! <ul><li>Private company, headquartered in Orinda, CA </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in 2009, launched March 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>SaaS application, developed in PHP, MySQL database </li></ul><ul><li>RememberItNow! Mobile (HTML 5) for any smart phone </li></ul><ul><li>Management team: Deep experience in enterprise software & web application development. </li></ul><ul><li>Early buzz </li></ul>Who we are. “ “ Much sleeker and easier to use than Google Health or Microsoft HealthVault.
    4. 4. Who We Sell To 61 million adult Americans take multiple medications. <ul><li>We empower people to take control of their health </li></ul><ul><li>Healthier patients </li></ul><ul><li>Improved medication compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Peace-of-mind for caregivers </li></ul><ul><li>Better health background for doctors </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced health care costs </li></ul>“ “ Without the proper meds, I zone out and I am not as productive. The reminders have improved my job performance. Ray, diabetes patient, salesperson, father
    5. 5. The astonishing state of healthcare costs
    6. 6. Healthcare $$ = Employers’ Nightmare 90% of companies pay a portion of their employees premiums. 76% of respondents believe health care costs take as much as 10% of business revenues. TriNet Q3 HR Trends Survey
    7. 7. Employees Feel the Pain Too Increased cost-sharing squeezes workers. Wage increase Premium increase
    8. 8. Wellness Programs = Hope Many companies offer, but participation is low. More than two-thirds of employers are expected to expand wellness and disease management programs in 2010 .
    9. 9. Our take on employee wellness
    10. 10. Medication Reminders Right medication, right time, right dose. 81% of adults in the U.S. take at least one medication during the week; 27% take at least five. Text or email reminders
    11. 11. Noncompliance is Rampant Nearly 50% of the time medications are not taken as prescribed. I forgot to take them I had no symptoms or the symptoms went away I wanted to save money I didn’t believe the drugs were effective I didn’t think I needed to take them I had painful or frightening side effects The drugs prevented me from doing other things I wanted to do Nobody reminded me to keep taking, or to refill prescription I had difficulty getting the prescription filled The drugs tasted or smelled unpleasant I had difficult opening the bottle or swallowing the drug I was confused by all the drugs I had to take 64% 36 35 33 31 28 25 20 20 19 16 15 Failed to Take Rx Drugs
    12. 12. The Cost is Mind Boggling Annual U.S. costs due to incorrect use of medications. ER Visits ($5.8 billion) Nursing Home Admissions ($32.8 billion) Prescriptions ($3.5 billion) Physician Visits ($13.8 billion) J Am Pharm Assoc. 2001 $177.4 billion Hospital Admissions ($121.5 billion)
    13. 13. Employers are Concerned Medication compliance is among the top health objectives. Nearly 9 in 10 employers rate medication compliance as an important objective in managing employee health. The Benfield Group, LLC
    14. 14. Employers Are Taking Action Current methods are not very sophisticated. 95% of employers are taking action to improve compliance. The Benfield Group, LLC
    15. 15. Reminders Work Studies reveal higher compliance and lower medical costs. Results Study Group Reminder Type Pediatric liver transplant recipients Medication reminder * Text to smart phone Compliance With reminders: 69% Without: 48% Rejection Episodes With reminders: 2 Without: 12 Adults with sun exposure Weather info & sunscreen reminders * Text to smart phone Adherence With reminders : 56% Without: 30% Asthmatic patients Medication reminder * Text to smart phone Compliance With reminders: 81% Without: 70% Diabetic patients Medication reminder * Text to beeper Avg. Monthly Medicaid Costs Reminders: $949 Without: $1233
    16. 16. Wait, there is more!
    17. 17. Maintain a Personal Health Record Centralized health information for better care.
    18. 18. In the past 12 months, 65.7 million people in the U.S. have served as unpaid family caregivers to an adult or child. - AARP, 2009 report, Caregiving in the U.S. Create a Care Community Patient Family & friends Home care Doctor Assisted living Connect patients, family, healthcare providers.
    19. 19. What do you get? How much ? Where are you headed?
    20. 20. RememberItNow! Mobile Medical information, anytime, anywhere.
    21. 21. How it Works One account. Many devices. In the cloud. Compatible with: <ul><ul><ul><li>Windows </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Macintosh </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Text SMS </li></ul></ul></ul>
    22. 22. Pricing Ad-supported Ask about our group discounts!
    23. 23. Support We’re easy to reach when help is needed. Account sharing/support system Client view Support view Online FAQs Phone & email
    24. 24. How we’re different
    25. 25. We Started with The Patient Personas were the foundation of our development. meet Janelle meet Phi
    26. 26. <ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-evident navigation, pre-designed reports, high interactivity, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>common sense, one main action per page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work the way I want </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible reminder setup, access from any browser, mobile application, single or shared account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No hassles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Robust free version, 30-day free trial, no contract, no software to download, no questions asked cancellation, comprehensive online FAQ, phone support too. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less is best </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just right feature set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listen to me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter, Facebook, blog, newsletter, exit survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it secure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tier one hosting – 2 servers with firewall protection, app is run on HTTPS, account timeout, audit trail </li></ul></ul></ul>A Better Way to do eHealth Here’s what they told us.
    27. 27. Contact us for a demo!
    28. 28. <ul><li>Follow us on Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi – Introducing RememberItNow! </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi – Patient-centric Philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Prezi – New way to work </li></ul><ul><li>Watch our story - video </li></ul><ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>eMail: </li></ul>More About Us
    29. 29. <ul><li>National Council on Aging – Center for Healthy Aging </li></ul><ul><li>National Council on Patient Information and Education </li></ul><ul><li>Study: Boomers to Flood Medical System </li></ul><ul><li>Prescription Drug Compliance a Significant Challenge for Many Patients, Interactive </li></ul><ul><li>Protecting U.S. Citizens from Inappropriate Medication Use, ISMP paper. </li></ul><ul><li>The Institute for Safe Medication Practices </li></ul><ul><li>Preventing Medication Errors Quality Chasm Series </li></ul><ul><li>Patterns of Medication Use in the United States, 2004, Slone Survey. </li></ul><ul><li>National Family Caregiver Community (NFCA) </li></ul><ul><li>The National Alliance for Caregiving </li></ul><ul><li>The Wisdom of Patients: Health Care Meets Online Social Media </li></ul><ul><li>Employer medication compliance initiatives study (Benfield) </li></ul><ul><li>Costs of Non-compliances, Align Map </li></ul><ul><li>Behind the Numbers; Medical Cost Trends for 2009, PwC </li></ul>Reference