News Story Friday, June 18, 2021

Treatment adherence in patients with type 2 diabetes

Less than 50% of patients with diabetes achieve the glycaemic goals recommended by the American Diabetes Association. The set of factors associated with adherence to treatment is very broad. Evidence suggests that psychosocial factors are related to medication adherence of patients with type 2 diabetes.

Study here:


News Story Wednesday, June 16, 2021

The best app for medication adherence and management is Arthur.

Perfect for communicating with caregivers and providers.

The app offers dose-specific text, voice, video and email communications to the patient, caregiver and provider to improve patient engagement and loyalty.


News Story Monday, June 14, 2021

Help Clients Overcome Tech Hesitancy to Better Manage Their Meds

Whether the patients you work with take a few pills each day or require several doses on a complex schedule, making sure they take their medication as recommended is probably one of your top priorities. Improper medication adherence leads to about 125,000 deaths every year and can bring about unnecessary doctor’s visits or trips to the emergency room.

Making your clients aware of the various medication management solutions available to them is one step to help them avoid these negative and unnecessary circumstances.

Article here


News Story Friday, June 11, 2021

The innovative disruptive technology of Arthur has established a new patented metric for patient-centred chronic care management.

“Real-time Medication Adherence (RMA)."

An auditable metric that conveys the place, time, and the exact medication taken by the patient is a unique dataset to improve chronic care management.

DayaMed’s Arthur platform is AI-driven!
Our cloud-based platform is used to predict, prevent and treat medication non-adherence.

Learn more about our technology!


News Story Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on the adherence of stroke patients.

An interesting study on the negative impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on stroke care has been reported, but no data exist on the influence of the lockdown on medication adherence to antithrombotic treatment for stroke prevention.

This study presents a comparison of electronic adherence data of stroke patients treated with direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) prior to and during the COVID-19 lockdown in spring 2020 in Switzerland.

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Interesting article on pharmacists having a bigger role to play in Canada's health-care system.

Patients were avoiding "going to tertiary health-care centres and emergency departments out of fear of contracting the COVID infection, but were willing to go to pharmacies and seek pharmacists' help," says Kaitlyn Watson.

Watson and other health-care researchers say the pandemic has demonstrated how pharmacists can and should play a bigger role in Canada's health-care system, because they're not only a readily accessible source of essential medications, but also medical advice and referrals.


News Story Friday, June 04, 2021

Interesting study on why some diabetics don't take their medication.

Several barriers to metformin adherence and persistence—included delays in accepting the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes; the cost of visiting a doctor and prescription charges; complex and busy lives; and feelings of guilt and shame about having diabetes and/or poor control of blood sugars that prevented people from visiting their doctor.

Participants' comments highlighted the importance of developing and maintaining good patient/healthcare provider relationships and tailoring communication styles to the preferences of patients.

See the article here.


News Story Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication adherence and adverse health outcomes.

An interesting study was to assess the association between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medication adherence and adverse health outcomes in older adolescents transitioning to adulthood.
The study found that adherence declined from 17 to 19 years of age. Non-white race/ethnicity, lower estimated income, and male sex were associated with nonadherence.


News Story Monday, May 31, 2021

We created a medication management app that helps patients with managing their medications.

Our medication technology called Arthur could improve the lives of consumers from the moment they receive a prescription.

Our Real-time Medication Adherence (RMA) metric for patient-centred disease management conveys the place, time, and the exact medication taken by the patient.

Caregivers and providers can now get real-time information and instant communication tools.

Are you excited yet?
Learn more here.


News Story Friday, May 28, 2021

An interesting study on the effects of caregiver social support and depressive symptoms on child medication adherence and asthma control.

The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among caregiver social support, caregiver depressive symptoms, medication adherence, and asthma control in a sample of low-income, urban, Black children aged 3-12 years with uncontrolled asthma and their caregivers.

See the findings here.


News Story Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Tip of the Week: Promoting Patient Adherence to Medications

Pharmacists can provide a tremendous amount of public good in the services they provide. Models exist for pharmacists to have positive effects on patient outcomes across a number of diseases, and we can learn from past efforts to improve our attempts in other disease states. Promoting adherence will continue to be among our primary callings, even as we expand our activities further into public health domains.

Check out this article.




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