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By: Quand Medical  09-12-2011
Keywords: Hospitals, drug, medication


Quand Medication Compliance Software Where Lifestyle Adherence Meets Medication Compliance

Quand offers an innovative solution to the problem of medication compliance in three settings:
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Clinical trials for new prescription drugs
  • Consumer

  • Using a combination of Near Field Communication (NFC) and mobile phone technology, the Quand application becomes the proxy of an attentive medication manager, handling cueing, deferrals, missed doses, and all other complexities for single or multi-medication regimens. To respond to a cue, the patient must at some point bring the correct NFC-tagged medication package into close proximity to the reader, which acts as confirmation that the dose has been taken. With a mobile phone and medication package fitted with an NFC tag, Quand authenticates both the consumer and the medication, eliminating medication error risks. Without any user programming, it immediately links the consumer to tools that oversee safety concerns (conflicts, contra-indications), display progress feedback, provide drug and therapy related information, and open a window to additional support resources or advertising. Using a familiar device that is a daily companion - the mobile phone - allows Quand to focus attention on compliance, and not on technology. Delivered valueHospitals and clinics
    Quand delivers value to hospitals and clinics by:
  • Providing increased medication compliance leading to increased patient safety and higher drug efficacy
  • Providing an audit trail of the drug dispensing activities of practitioners
  • Delivering lower insurance/ liability costs by increasing patient safety
  • Pharmaceutical companies
    Quand delivers value to pharmaceutical companies by:
  • Allowing them to capture a portion of the $30 billion that prescription non-compliance costs them annually
  • Protecting patent life and product lifetime value by accelerating time-to-market
  • Reducing the $9b annually spent on drug development by compressing R&D cycle times
  • Leveraging the investment being made in RFID for ePedigree programs
  • Reducing liability due to increased contra-indicators identification during dispensing
  • Consumers
    Quand delivers value to consumers by:
  • Relieving them of the responsibility of remembering their medication intake schedules
  • Re-adjusting delivery schedules automatically upon a missed event
  • Reminding them to take each dose as recommended (with food, on an empty stomach, avoiding alcohol, avoiding milk, etc.)
  • Reinforcing the medically recommended behavior changes to improve medication efficacy (diet, exercise, etc.)
  • Increasing consumer satisfaction by facilitating in-home care with a higher degree of compliance and certainty-of-outcome
  • HMOs and Insurers
    Quand delivers value to HMOs and insurers by:
  • Reducing hospitalization and treatment costs stemming from drug errors
  • Reducing the 33% of chronic healthcare facility admissions resulting from patient non-compliance.
  • Contract research organizations
    Quand delivers value to contract/ clinical research organizations (CROs) by:
  • Allowing them to increase the quality and granularity of their trials data, and to use that as a source of competitive advantage
  • Delivering lower insurance/ liability costs by increasing patient safety
  • Increasing patient safety by providing real-time information to practitioners about changes in the patient's condition that require adjustment to the prescription
  • Decreasing patient attrition by automating laborious data collection processes.


  • Quand's medical compliance solution:
    - Allows pharmaceutical companies to capture a portion of the $30 billion that prescription non-compliance costs them annually - Relieves consumers of the responsibility of remembering their medication intake schedules - Allows hospitals to increase medication compliance, leading to increased patient safety and higher drug efficacy
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    The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

    Keywords: drug, Hospitals, medication, Medication Compliance