West Pharma adds medication adherence tracking capability to its drug delivery system

West Pharmaceutical Services is developing an electronic tracking system to track adherence to medication using its self-injection drug delivery system. It announced that its patient patients can now report usage of the drug delivery system by scanning a bar code or QR code. The information is then sent to a cloud-based patient engagement system developed by partner HealthPrize Technologies. In this way manufacturing information, pedigree, expiration date, dosage and other information can be collected and can be captured using a bar code. The two companies plan additional enhancements to the medical adherence tracking system. They say nonadherence costs the U.S. healthcare system $290 billion, and industry $564 billion in lost revenues from around the globe. Release

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