Poster

A Preliminary Investigation of the Influence of Telemedicine on Medication Compliance

Time and Location
Poster Session V - Board: V-026
Saturday May 26, 2007, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Exhibit Hall

Nicole A. Andreoli
Hofstra University

Lorraine Breuer
Parker Jewish Institute

Diane Marbury
Parker Jewish Institute

Abstract
Medication compliance is problematic particularly for those with cognitive/mental-health issues. Electronic medication dispensers were preprogrammed to dispense medication following each participant’s schedule. Nurses were alerted when medication was not taken within 30 minutes. Medication compliance rates were 72%, as opposed to previous estimates of 50%, demonstrating the usefulness of telemedicine technology.

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