Adolescent Medication Adherence

Problem

An estimated 25-50% of patients worldwide do not take their medications as prescribed. In the US, this is said to account for 125,000 deaths, 10% of all hospitalizations, and $289 billion in health care costs annually. Chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, Cystic Fibrosis, and HIV (just to name a few) require strict medication adherence for optimal outcomes. In young pediatric patients, parents are typically responsible
for managing their medication but as they become adolescents they are encouraged to take ownership of their medication management. However, as this adolescent population grows and faces developmental changes and issues, consistent and long-term adherence to medications has become a challenge.

Task

Create a mobile app that increases medication adherence in the adolescent population.

Provided by the GW School of Nursing at George Hacks Medical Solutions 2020.

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