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Wireless Pill Bottle Wins Healthcare Innovation World Cup
Date:5/16/2013

NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Developers of a pill bottle that wirelessly transmits data, measures medication and sends patient reminders have emerged as grand prize winners in the Healthcare Innovation World Cup, the international diabetes innovation challenge funded by Boehringer Ingelheim and organized by HITLAB.

Winning team members Josh Stein , John Langhauser and Mike Morena of Team AdhereTech from the United States will receive $50,000 in prize money. They earned the top spot by demonstrating the exceptional impact, innovation, feasibility and financial sustainability of their idea, and for engaging with community members via social media.

AdhereTech received its honors at the Healthcare Innovation World Cup finals event on Friday, May 10 at the German Center for Research and Innovation in New York City. Judges selected Team IITKgp for second place, Team SmartSense for third place, and Team EndoGoal as the fourth-place finalist.

First-place AdhereTech has created wireless pill bottles to help improve medication adherence. According to AdhereTech, the bottles measure the exact number of pills in the bottle in real-time, wirelessly send this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their medication via automated phone call or text message. The devices also record and send adherence data with an unprecedented level of granularity. This summer, AdhereTech, which is based in New York, NY, will begin a trial with The Walter Reed Army Medical Cent
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