The eDosette Study: Optimizing medication use and safety in community dwelling seniors
The eDosette was created to make it easier and safer for seniors to take their medications. The eDosette is an electronically enhanced pill dosette that can be linked to a personal health record (PHR) to monitor medication administration and report drug side effect. The eDosette’s software and hardware is designed to take serial pictures of a dosette or blister pack, convert these images into an electronic file, send these files over WiFi internet to a PHR, and then convert this electronic file into an individualized medication administration record (MAR). The MAR will be shared between the patient and their health care providers via the PHR. In each clinic, the clinical pharmacists will work with family doctors and the participants to better tailor medication to their medication taking habits. This study will hopefully show that the eDosette can be used successfully to assist a small group of seniors in taking their medications more appropriately, and therefore reduce medication side effects.
- Qiyin Fang