„Increase therapy adherence by using voice assistants like Amazon Echo (Alexa)“
Aging population and thus increase of chronic diseases such as heart failure
Lack of medical care in rural regions
Rising cost pressure on the German health care system
Digitization and technical progress permeates society
Many elderly patients (> 70 years) living alone suffer from multiple diseases at the same time, and consequently take many medications at the same time. The so-called compliance or therapy adherence is very low in these multimorbid patients (from 4 medications the compliance drops to <50% *), which compromises the success of the treatment.
In the case of chronic diseases such as heart failure, continuous use of the medication is necessary. Otherwise a decompensation of the heart threatens to an acute hospital admission. This in turn causes enormous costs for the health system.
Current digital solutions to increase therapy adherence focus on younger patient populations (e.g. via „Apps“, etc.)
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