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Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board (CTMUHB), Bridgend County Borough Council and Life Sciences Hub Wales are collaborating on a digital medication management system.

This technology can support medication users in taking the correct medication at the right time supporting users to independently manage their health and wellbeing. It can also support social care staff and services with resource management by, reducing reliance on home calls and telecare prompts.

Value-Based HealthCare under Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board are providing the funding.

Life Sciences Hub Wales have supported with horizon scanning current technology available and proposing a solution based on key priorities identified. Life Sciences Hub Wales are acting as a project lead, overseeing project co-ordination and giving expertise on timescales and cost measurement, supporting with writing funding proposals, and offering objective advice.

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Bridgend County Borough Council are working together to roll out the project to individuals across the area who use medication daily.

For more information about the YourMeds project, please get in touch by emailing hello@lshubwales.com

Topics
Healthy Ageing Value-Based Health Care
Local Authority
  • Bridgend
Health Board
  • Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Partners / funding sources
  • Value Based Health Care (Under CTMUHB)
  • Life Sciences Hub Wales
  • Updates
  • Outcomes
  • Outputs
Completed

November 2022Funding Acquisition

£20,600 funding provided for the project by Value Based Health Care

Completed

December 2022Sign Off

Procurement sign off

Completed

January 2023Recipients Receive Technology

YourMeds technology given to recipients

Digital medication management technology can improve independence for those who rely on regular medications, as well as peace of mind for relatives and carers using a cloud-based app which indicates when medication has been accessed.

With an anticipated reduction in daily in-person care calls and telecare prompts, this could save time and money. Both resources can then be re-allocated, streamlining workflows and understanding key areas of need.

As hospital admissions are common with medication mismanagement, there is a view to see a reduction in these numbers as the horizon for error is reduced and medication users can access their medications at the right time and of the correct quantity.

YourMeds is a smart medication management technology that acts as a digital pill box, with pill pods pre-filled by pharmacists and delivered directly to the medication user. The technology also synchronises with an app which can be downloaded to a smartphone, alerting linked devices as to when medication is accessed by the user.

The technology will be rolled out to 40 individuals living within the areas of Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Bridgend County Borough Council.