The Nancy E. Hyman Charitable Foundation, in partnership with Henrietta-based PharmAdva LLC, has donated 10 MedaCube devices to the Canandaigua VA Medical Center—a donation worth more than $15,000, officials said.
MedaCube devices help users stay compliant with medication doses by using advanced robotic and computer technology to both alert patients to take their medicine as well as sort the medicine itself, officials said. The devices are manufactured and marketed by PharmAdva.
Study results released Wednesday by the faculty at St. John Fisher College’s Wegmans School of Nursing could lead to a breakthrough in the care of those who forget to take their medication, officials said.
MedaCube, a system that includes an automated dispenser for medication, is a product of PharmAdva LLC. Early results from the study show the dispenser significantly improves medication adherence rates in previously non-adherent patients.
Like the Keurig, this device sits on the kitchen counter but instead of pouring coffee, it hands out medication.
It’s an advanced version of your traditional pill organizer, designed to tackle what CEO of the company behind it, Jonathan Sacks says has become an issue in the country; patients not taking their meds.