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Welcome to the Empowered Patient Podcast with Karen Jagoda.  This show is a window into the latest innovations in applying generative AI, novel therapeutics and vaccines, and the changing dynamics in the medical and healthcare environment. One focus is on how providers, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are empowering patients.  In addition, conversations are often about how providers, care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and payers are being empowered by technology to improve patient outcomes and reduce friction across the healthcare landscape.

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Mar 2, 2023

Shane Bishop, the Founder and Chief Pharmacy Officer of Custom Health, aims for true medication adherence by providing multiple drugs in multi-dose strips in a manner that strongly encourages patients to stick with their medication regimen. Pharmacists and clinicians communicating with patients on a regular basis using a digital device gain a better understanding of side effects and other reasons people are not taking their medicine.  A fully integrated medication management system makes an enormous difference in the quality of life, particularly for complex patients who require a wide variety of drugs.

Shane elaborates, "Now, where we differentiate ourselves from others that are trying to accomplish the same type of thing to drive medication adherence through different packaging formats, we have a medication dispensing device that sits in a patient home where it drives medication adherence by beeping, whistling and flashing at the time of administration."

"The patient touches the screen and out pops one of those multi-dose strip packages and relays that information live back to our pharmacies in our network, the pharmacies we own and operate, and our clinical pharmacist team where we have up to 500 clinical pharmacists at any given time to look at the data. We also drive patient-reported outcome data."

"Our device also connects to the peripheral devices via Bluetooth connection. We can actually look at the vital information driven from glucometers, blood pressure monitors, and weight scales." 

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Custom Health