Company overview

CareDose is a New Delhi-based medicine management venture that uses proprietary technology and packaging to ensure and track medicine adherence in patients, while building big data for healthcare entities and public health programs. The company’s mission is to support healthcare entities to optimize and track patient adherence, to ensure patients complete their treatment and obtain maximum benefits from their prescribed medication.

How it works

CareDose combines the functionality of a pill organizer with digital adherence technology. Patients share their prescriptions with CareDose, who packs them into pouches with dosing instructions printed on the outside. These pouches are organized in chronological dosing order and loaded into a dispenser, which is delivered to the patient. Activities such as the patient accessing their medication from the dispenser are tracked and reported.

Scoring

CareDose has been scored below according to it’s ability to serve the TB market for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) along Fit for Purpose and Technical Specifications metrics. Note that higher scores equate to a greater ability to serve the market. For example, if a product scores well in the Provider Burden subcategory, that means that the burden for the provider is low.

For full descriptions of the sub-categories, see the 2021 DAT Market Landscape

Fit for Purpose

Provider Burden0%
0%
Patient Burden100%
100%
Reach100%
100%
Barriers to Entry50%
50%
Accuracy50%
50%
Evidence100%
100%

Technical Specifications

Range100%
100%
Electricity100%
100%
Dosing History100%
100%
Data Integration50%
50%
Portability50%
50%
Reminders100%
100%
Automatic Reporting50%
50%

Advantages

  • Extremely low patient burden
  • Works with drug-sensitive (DS) and multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB)¬†medications
  • Does not require a smartphone or electricity

Disadvantages

  • Requires CareDose to organize, package, and deliver medication regularly, limiting the addressable market
  • Involves new supply chain processes that are most likely a fit for private sector clients

Access

For more information, please visit the CareDose website.

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