Overview

Optimize Health is a US-based remote patient monitoring company founded in 2019. The company provides software, equipment, and services to meet the needs of outpatient medical practices. One of Optimize Health’s offerings is Pillsy, a Bluetooth-enabled smart pill bottle.

How it works

The Pillsy Smart Cap tracks adherence based on when medication bottles are opened and will mark the dose as “taken” if you have a scheduled dose. Pillsy Smart Cap helpfully sends reminders, beeping and blinking when it’s time to take a dose if the bottle hasn’t been opened within the scheduled dose period. Notifications can be sent to the paitient’s phone as well as to caregivers so that they are notified if the patient misses a dose. There is an accompanying mobile app and clinical support portal to complete the adherence support network.

Scoring

Pillsy 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%
Reach0%
0%
Barriers to Entry100%
100%
Accuracy50%
50%
Evidence20%
20%

Technical Specifications

Range0%
0%
Electricity100%
100%
Dosing History100%
100%
Data Integration100%
100%
Portability100%
100%
Reminders100%
100%
Automatic Reporting100%
100%

Advantages

  • Strong technical capabilities, including ability to send reminders, track dosing, export data, report automatically, and highly portable.
  • Product is easy for patients to use and does not require changes to existing supply chain.

Disadvantages

  • Not easily utilized with blister packed TB medications
  • Most effective when utilized with a smart phone
  • Low usage for TB and LMICs

Access

For more information on the Pillsy Smart Cap, please visit the Pillsy website. Pillsy is also available for purchase via Amazon.

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