Patients with chronic disease have enough to worry about. spencer eases the burden by helping ensure medication adherence while enabling extensive care team support and delivering a transformational patient experience.
spencer has the track record with patients to show higher patient engagement and medication adherence – over the long run. And with patients with multiple disease states, chronic conditions or at of risk of non-adherence.
spencer’s intuitive design eases the burden on patients and caregivers when it comes to remembering medication timing and doses. In fact, with a Net Promoter Score greater than 70 – a rarity for health devices – spencer allows patients to engage and remain adherent without technical know-how.
spencer users range from aged 22 to 94 across a wide variety of chronic conditions
spencer patients take an average of 7.4 medications daily
spencer users give a greater than
70 Net Promoter score, a world-class rating in healthcare
spencer in the Home
The spencer device sits in the patient’s home as the smart hub of the connected health network. For care management teams helping patients with chronic and rare diseases, spencer’s telehealth and data collection features help reduce uncertainty about the patient’s medication adherence. And patients have more peace of mind knowing spencer is keeping them connected to clinicians and caregivers.
Care Giver’s Peace of Mind
OUR SUCCESS STORY
Spencer Health Solutions
spencer excels in the home care market
Parkinson’s Patient Finds Better Adherence
For 64-year-old Susan, Parkinson’s Disease resulted in a series of more than 30 falls over a two-year period. But when using spencer in her British Columbia home, the falls stopped for six months.
spencer enabled Susan to take her five medications as prescribed – five times a day – without missing doses. Improving her adherence to 97 percent helped her better manage her Parkinson’s, as well as her hypertension and Ankylosing spondylitis, a rare type of arthritis.
Susan used spencer as part of a 2019 study in collaboration with Catalyst HealthCare and the Canadian Healthcare Authority. Overall adherence
across all participants hit 98 percent, with patient engagement of almost 80 percent as measured by patient responses to questions posed through the spencer device.
And all caregivers responding to surveys reported less burden in helping their loved ones manage their medications.
Using spencer helped Susan make progress on her goals – to prevent falls, get more comfortable speaking, and embark on a more active lifestyle. The evidence? The falls stopped, and the active lifestyle started: She joined a weekly singing group.
spencer supports ePRO and real-world evidence by giving patients an easy-to-use platform to respond to care team questions. spencer’s high level of engagement helps ensure that useful patient information – including their perceptions of whether their condition is improving or getting worse – is acted upon by clinicians.
spencerCare is a clinical hub that provides insights on medication dispensing, health surveys, and Bluetooth connections. Bluetooth-enabled health monitoring devices collect health data, such as blood pressure and glucose levels. These insights provide clinicians the real-time information they need to help guide outreach to patients.
spencer’s telehealth connection is the lifeline that supports patients and clinicians, making it easy to address patient questions or concerns. Telehealth helps improve patient engagement and reduce the number of in-person office or clinic visits.
Medications come prepackaged from Spencer pharmacy partners in a self-contained refill that drops right into spencer. To help patients avoid confusion, it shows pictures of the pills to be taken. If the patient plans to be away, medications can be dispensed in advance through Meds on the Go.
1,2 In review. BMC Geriatrics, “Medication Adherence Support of an in-home Electronic Medication Dispensing System for Individuals Living with Chronic Conditions: A Randomized Control Trials.”
3 (cite depression study)
4 (cite outcomes study)