Monday, August 16, 2010

Pleio GoodStart Adds 84 Pills/Patient over 18 Months

We've been analyzing data on our first pilot program for a few weeks and excited to report strong long-term results. We'll be issuing a press release this week and explaining the results in more depth at upcoming conferences in San Diego and Philadelphia. Here's the release:

Montreal, QC, Canada — August 17, 2010
Pleio Helps Chains Boost Adherence in Boomers: 84 More Pills per Patient Over 18 Months

Prescription data collected by three pharmacy chains over two years reveals that ‘baby boomers’ who participated in a Pleio GoodStart™ Program offered by their pharmacy took an average of 84 additional doses of their blood pressure medication over their first 18 months of therapy compared to a similar control group.

Pleio GoodStart™ helped chains improve adherence to a once-daily blood pressure medication regimen through its integrated offering of phone-based coaching, daily voice and text message reminders, and medication therapy management services carried out by chain pharmacists. Patient enrolment occurred from May 2008 to March 2009.

Thirty months of prescription data for 404 patients was collected from pharmacies in North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland for the period of January 2008 to June 2010. Patients of comparable age and sex were selected for the 670-person control group.

About Pleio Health Support Systems and Pleio GoodStart™

Pleio Health Support Systems partners with pharmacy chains in 48 US states and 3 Canadian provinces to deliver Pleio GoodStart medication adherence programs. Pleio’s GoodStart program, now in its third year, helps pharmacy chains improve medication adherence through Rx refill trend analysis, management of medication adherence protocols, execution of programmable text and voice messaging, and live patient contact services.

Non-adherence with medication therapy hurts patients and their families, employers and insurers, pharmaceutical manufacturers and pharmacy chains. According to a 2009 New England Healthcare Institute report, patients who do not take their medications as prescribed by their doctors cost the U.S. health care system an estimated $290 billion in avoidable medical spending every year.

Learn More

Pleio will release more details on Pleio GoodStart™ results and opportunities at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores Technology Conference in San Diego, CA on August 28, 2010, and at the Patient Engagement and Adherence Conference in Philadelphia, PA on October 19, 2010.

Jean Lalonde, Co-CEO
(956) 566-5729 or (514) 369-9995
Pleio Health Support Systems, Inc.
5890 Monkland Ave. suite 11
Montreal, Canada H4A 1G2