Description

PillCheck provides a simple solution to improve patient medication adherence. PillCheck sends telephone reminder calls to verify that prescribed medication was taken for that day and alerts family members if their loved ones have not responded or missed their medication. All that your loved one needs is a telephone number- no smart phones or complicated apps!

Problem Statement

  • Adherence to medication regimen is poor for aging population
  • No one has addressed this in an effective manner. Over 100 apps exist to date, and the problem persists…
  • “A review in the Annals of Internal Medicine estimates that a lack of adherence causes nearly 125,000 deaths, 10 percent of hospitalizations and costs the already strained healthcare system between $100–$289 billion a year.” -https://www.nacds.org/news/the-cost-of-medication-non-adherence/

Running The Project

Unfortunately,since we used a paid API service (TWILIO), there is no option to run the project locally. If you have your own Twilio API key,you can run the project like so:

npm install
npm run dev

Be sure to add a .env file with your Twilio API credentials matching the environment variables in index.js.

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