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By Ashok N

An epidemic of medication non-compliance is causing thousands of unnecessary deaths and costing the NHS over £500 million a year[1]. However, the NHS lacks the resources to check each individual patient is taking their pills at the right time. As a result, many are not taking their medication correctly – leading to 200,000 premature deaths in Europe a year[2]. One way that greater medication compliance could be achieved, is by embracing the Internet of Things (IoT); a connected, smart pill box can provide a cost-effective way of ensuring patients are taking the right medicine at the right time – without the need for human interaction…

IoT connected pill boxes can make a huge difference to patient outcomes and help to save lives,” Ashish Koul, President of Acqueon explained. “With the NHS under huge pressure – which is only likely to increase with the fallout from Brexit and our aging population – it can help free up money, that can be channelled to parts of the health service where it is needed most. We are already seeing a huge uptake in consumer smart health devices and wearables, proving there is an interest in these technologies. The NHS can build on this existing appeal to the public, through adopting devices such as an IoT-connected pill box.”…

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