RememberItNow! - Disrupting the Way We Live and Work

Alex Bettencourt - October 10, 2011

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We are proud to announce that RememberItNow! has recently been profiled on DailyDisruption.com for being “one of the best way people can take control of their health.”

DailyDisruption.com is a new website for Disrupt TV, a new online program that profiles early stage companies that disrupt the way we live and work.  It airs on the front page of WebMD and in 127 countries around the world on Voice of America.

We were more than flattered to be profiled as a “Disruptor” this past week. See our profile here and share your thoughts! If you would like to share your personal experience with RememberItNow! please let us know be emailing Alex Bettencourt at ABettencourt (at) RememberItNow (dot) com.  Or, share your RememberItNow! feedback through this short survey.

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Dramatic Increase in Prescription Drug Use Leads to Rising Health Care Costs

Alex Bettencourt - October 20, 2010

Faced with more complex medication regimes, Americans struggle to take the right medication, at the right time, in the right dose. New mobile health tools offer solutions for increased compliance.

ORINDA, Calif. – September 25, 2010 - Almost half of the U.S. population reported taking a prescription drug in the past month according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Without effective medication management tools the risk of noncompliance and higher health care costs increases.

The CDC also discovered the percentage of Americans who took at least one prescription drug in the past month increased from 44% to 48% over the past decade. The use of two or more drugs escalated from 25% to 31% and the use of five or more drugs rose from 6% to 11%.

In 2007, the Wall Street Journal Online/Harris Interactive poll reported one out of three adults taking a prescription drug on a regular basis did not follow their doctor-recommended course of treatment and two thirds of adults simply forgot to take their medication.

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Meet RememberItNow! at Health 2.0!

Alex Bettencourt - September 27, 2010

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In case you haven’t heard, the Health 2.o Conference in San Francisco is coming up next week October 7th - 8th. This conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care. Health 2.0 is a great opportunity to meet all the leading industry analysts, government leaders, and health care technology innovators.

According to the website, this Health 2.0 conference will be particularly focusing on, “the emergence of the data utility layer–exemplified by Microsoft HealthVault and Google Health, and will be examining the impact of the huge growth of social media outside of health care on Health 2.0.” As part of the SF Health Innovation Week, which is a series of events focused on world health and technology, Health 2.0 is certainly going to be the highlight of the week.

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A Feisty Little Start-Up Company in the E-Health Arena

Alex Bettencourt - September 6, 2010

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Last summer, I heard about an author from Indiana University Maurer School of Law looking for stories about women reinventing their careers.  As soon as I heard this I immediately contacted the author, Caroline-Dowd Higgins, and shared the story of Pam’s transition from a marketing software executive, to caregiver, to Founder and CEO of RememberItNow! You can also watch Pam’s story here.

After learning about how Pam created RememberItNow! to help  her father and millions of others take control of their health , Professor Higgins decided to profile Pam in her new book, “This Is Not the Career I Ordered: 52 Ways to Reignite, Reinvent and Recharge Your Work and Your Life.”

As of today, Pam’s story, “A Feisty Little Start-Up Company in the E-Health Arena” is officially published and can also be viewed on Professor Higgins’ website. (more…)

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RememberItNow! Demonstrates Medication Management Service to Nine States

Alex Bettencourt - August 11, 2010

RememberItNow’s participation is part of a review by the States of the leading medication management technologies and services from industry leaders and top performers.

ORINDA, Calif. - August 11, 2010 - RememberItNow! recently demonstrated their patient-centric medical adherence software to the Tennessee U.S. Office of eHealth Initiatives as part of an extensive enterprise medication management request for information (RFI)

The RFI is being led by the state of Tennessee Office of eHealth Initiatives (OEHI), with participation by Alabama, California, Colorado, Georgia, Maine, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, and South Carolina. Information obtained through this RFI will be shared among participating states to encourage complimentary development of services across multiple states. (more…)

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RememberItNow! Presents to U. S. Office of eHealth Initiatives

Alex Bettencourt - August 4, 2010

We recently had the privilege to present our software to the U. S. Office of eHealth Initiatives. As medication noncompliance increases, it drastically effects our health care system costing up to $292 billion annually.

To solve this problem the U.S. Office of eHealth Initiatives is actively seeking innovative medication management solutions to help. In response to their request for information (RFI), RememberItNow! was asked to present our software as a possible solution to help improve medical adherence. (more…)

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RememberItNow! Improves Employee Productivity with eHealth Features

Alex Bettencourt - June 28, 2010

RememberItNow! eHealth service helps lessen the impact of caregiving from the office with new software features that increase employee productivity and provide peace of mind.

Orinda, CA - June 30, 2010- RememberItNow! LLC announced today new additions to their eHealth service, making long-distance care easier.

According to a 2009 study by AARP, over seven in ten caregivers were employed at some time when caregiving. Among them, two-thirds have gone in late, left early, or taken time off to deal with caregiving issues. That means 66% of caregivers are struggling to find a balance between work and care. (more…)

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Your Personal Health Record - The Truth Behind Those Privacy Rumors

Alex Bettencourt - June 11, 2010

If you’re a little reluctant about starting a Personal Health Record, don’t let these rumors fool you. A personal health record could save your life, so it’s important to do your research before you change your mind about not creating one.

Let’s examine some of these rumors more thoroughly:

1. “Your doctor is not allowed to share your health care information with family members.”

This is false and your physician actually is allowed to share relevant health information with your family members. Under The HIPPA Privacy Rule your health care provider is permitted to to share information directly pertinent to the involvement of a spouse, family member, or another contact you have identified with approval (usually this is another caregiver or someone else helping pay for your healthcare). (more…)

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Forgetting Your Medication - 5 Surprising Facts

Alex Bettencourt - May 7, 2010

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Hooray!  ”Forgetting Your Medication - 5 Surprising Facts” to the Voluntary Benefits Magazine, was featured by Voluntary Benefits Magazine.

Pam Swingley, our CEO discusses medication noncompliance in the workforce. It’s a bigger problem than we realize and is costing our country billions of dollars. Most of this financial burden is carried by employers who provide health insurance and benefits.

Read Pam’s article here, and discover the shocking costs of forgetting your pills, the new priorities in employee health objectives, the solutions in mobile health, and what to look for in a medication reminder service.

If you would like to contribute to this discussion, please do so! Let us know what you think about the future of health care and medication management.

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The Best Way to Take Control of Your Diabetes

Alex Bettencourt - March 26, 2010

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RememberItNow! is known for its really simple to use patient-centric software. In fact, RememberItNow! is all designed from the patient’s perspective.

Which is why we thought the 2010 Diabetes Mine Design Challenge Competition would be the perfect opportunity to showcase RememberItNow! The DiabetesMine design challenge is an online competition to encourage creative new tools for improving life with diabetes.

RememberItNow! improves your life with diabetes because it helps you take your medications correctly, reminds you to check your blood sugar levels, or go to appointments by sending reminders to your cell phone.

RememberItNow! also makes it simple for you to maintain a personal health record and create an interactive private care community. With RememberItNow! you and your loved ones are always connected, and your health information is always close at hand.

Managing diabetes is hard, especially if you are on the go all the time. With RememberItNow! mobile, managing your diabetes is made even easier because you can access your personal health record, make a journal entry, or update your bio-metrics anytime and anywhere.

RememberItNow! gives you more time to live your life and less time to struggle managing your diabetes.  At the top of this post is a preview of our entry, but feel free to check it out here and vote for us!

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