Using AI to prove you’ve taken your medicine

Medical adherence is an enormous challenge for the healthcare industry, with a failure to take the correct medicine at the correct time believed to cost in the region of $300bn a year, and approximately 120,000 deaths. Throw into the mix the damaging impact non-adherence can have on the clinical trial process and you have a situation that needs urgent remedy. Low-tech vs high-tech I’ve written previously about a relatively low technology approach to improving things, with a study that was published in the Annual Review of Public Health exploring the use of text messaging to improve adherence. It found that a simple text message reminder can be a great way to prod us into taking the right medication at the right time. Suffice to say, this does still require an…


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