MD & PATIENT ACCEPTANCE OF MICROPROCESSOR DRUG DISPENSER

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 11041
Amount: $25,881.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Medical Microsystems Inc
1707 Hawthorne Pl, Box 7017, Boulder, CO, 80302
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE LONG-TERM OBJECTIVE IS TO COMPLETE DEVELOPMENT OF A MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED MEDICATION DISPENSER THAT EFFECTIVELY ADDRESSES THE PROBLEM OF PATIENT COMPLIANCE. THIS TECHNOLOGY OFFERS THREE IMPORTANT FUNCTIONS FOR ADDRESSING NONCOMPLIANCE: (1) IT LIMITS PATIENT ACCESS TO MEDICATION ACCORDING TO A PRESCRIBED DOSING REGIMEN; (2) IT AUDIBLY AND VISUALLY REMINDS PATIENTS WHEN MEDICATION IS DUE OR PAST DUE; AND (3) IT MONITORS PATIENTS' DISPENSINGHABITS TO ALLOW PHYSICIANS AND PHARMACISTS TO IDENTIFY AND COUNSEL PATIENTS WITH POOR COMPLIANCE HABITS. PHASE I WILL TEST PRELIMINARY ACCEPTANCE OF THIS TECHNOLOGY BY INTERNAL MEDICINE PATIENTS AND THEIR PHYSICIANS. PHASE II WILL TEST PATIENT AND PHYSICIAN ACCEPTANCE AND ITS UTILITY IN A CLINICAL SETTING FOLLOWING MODIFICATIONS BASED ON RESULTS OF THE PHASE I STUDY. PHASE II WILL ENCOMPASS ADDITIONAL CLINICAL SITES AND LARGER NUMBERS OF PATIENTS. SPECIFIC APPLICATIONS FOR MICROPROCESSOR-CONTROLLED MEDICATION DISPENSING (E.G., ELDERLY PATIENTS TAKING MULTIPLE MEDICATIONS, ASTHMATICS, AND HYPERTENSIVES) WILL ALSO BE ADDRESSED.

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