The Prescription for Taking Medicine on Time

Last Updated June 18, 2018

Our mission is to provide affordable products and services for improving the quality of life and healthcare outcomes of patients with a variety of medical needs.

NOTE: The information provided on OnTimeRx® is designed to support, not to replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his or her physician.

OnTimeRx reminder mobile apps and services were created more than 10 years ago by Susan Torrico, a licensed pharmacist who had 35 years of experience. Today, OnTimeRx is owned and operated by Arteric.

Arteric is a digital pharmaceutical and biotechnology advertising agency based in Summit, NJ.

Medication can work only if patients actually take it. Ideally, the patient would follow the dosing instructions exactly: always taking the right dose of the right medication at the right time. Unfortunately, many patients and caregivers find it hard to adhere to these instructions. Medication nonadherence is a well-documented and very complex healthcare problem that leads to billions of dollars of additional healthcare costs every year in the United States.

In developing our technologies, we at Arteric set out to create a patient-focused compliance system that would be simple enough to be used by everyone. In 1997, we developed a proprietary handheld timer device with software for setting reminder alarms. This system was field-tested by a local transplant center. It improved compliance from 50% to 85%, which encouraged us to proceed.

About this same time, Palm Inc. introduced the popular PalmPilot handheld devices. We saw the benefits of utilizing this technology and had our software rebuilt for the Palm OS® platform. The resulting software is an award-winning medication reminder application that satisfies very specific patient needs and runs on hardware that is used all over the world. OnTimeRx® is recognized as the premier application for managing medications. It is a featured personal healthcare software program on all major Palm OS® vendor sites.

We are very excited about our current generation of technology, OnTimeRx® Automated Reminders, which is a Web-based reminder scheduling and notification service for phones, pagers, and email. OnTimeRx® is now able to meet the reminder needs of millions of people by using text messages, emails, and text-to-speech technology.

If you would like reminders or a patient adherence program for your clinical trial, patients, or a family member, please contact us.

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The Use of PDAs to Improve Treatment Adherence in Patients with Diabetes
A small group of primary care researchers from the Penn State College of Medicine Department of Family & Community Medicine looked at ways to improve adherence to medication treatment plans. Dr. William Curry, MD, MS conducted a randomized trial in participants with diabetes who were taking three or more medications. He recruited over 100 adults. Those participating were randomly assigned to an intervention group or a control group. Each group had their medications counted on a monthly basis for six months. The intervention group received a PDA - personal digital assistant - with the OnTimeRx medication reminder software. Dr Curry's theory was that those using the PDA tool would be better adherent to their medication schedules and show better control of diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

This study was preceded by a pilot study in the fall of 2005, in which 10 individuals aged 36 to 87 years participated in a one month trial using the PDA and OnTimeRx software. Adherence for those using the PDA device exceeded 95% in almost all participants, with a 97% rate in the eldest participant.

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