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What Do Biosensors Mean for Myeloproliferative Care?

What Do Biosensors Mean for Myeloproliferative Care? from Patient Empowerment Network on Vimeo.

Myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN) patients can benefit from recent advances in medical uses of biosensors. Watch to learn about biosensor medical advances, advantages for MPN care, and future developments from biosensor use.

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Transcript:

Though biosensors may be more well-known for their use in testing for food and water contaminants, they have emerged for a variety of medical uses as well. Biosensors may be used by healthcare providers in patient monitoring, screening for infections, health management, and disease treatment.

For MPN patients, biosensors can aid in several aspects of their care. Biosensors can detect viruses and bacterial threats, track exercise levels and body chemistry remotely, detect harmful chemicals, track disease progression, and share health information between patients, providers, and anyone else whom a patient authorizes. All of these biosensor capabilities provide for more precise, personalized, and optimal care for each patient.

As biosensors evolve even more over time, they will continue to help refine healthcare. MPN patients can expect even more personalized care than are already offered, and quality of life during treatment should also improve since biometrics more accurately gauge factors like disease progression and treatment progress.

Please remember to ask your healthcare team what may be right for you.

App Spotlight: Medisafe

Think. Did you take your medications today?

You’ve probably heard the statistics: 50% of patients don’t take their medications as prescribed. That might mean they take the med at the wrong time, forget proper technique for an injection, eat food before taking the med when they aren’t supposed to, or just forget to take it altogether!

Unfortunately, medications can’t work if they’re not taken.

Taking medications incorrectly can be dangerous, and for 700,000 people this mistake results in a trip to the hospital and thousands more dollars spent. Folks over the age of 65 are often taking upwards of 14 meds a year which can be very difficult to manage alone.

What can you do to make sure you’re staying on track? Here are a few quick tips to help manage medications:

  1. Set up reminders for all your medications, including meds you take as needed and directions for taking the meds
  2. Connect with your friends and loved ones! Those we love help keep us honest. If they know we’ve missed a dose, they can help get you back on track. Talking about your health with
  3. Ask questions! Your doctor and care team are there to help you through this journey, but it helps to be your own best advocate. Let them know if you’re having trouble taking certain medications so they can figure out a more fitting option!

If you’re struggling to keep track of your medications, or have a loved one with a new prescription, try Medisafe and join the other 4M Medisafers who are setting themselves up for success.

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Virtual Pillbox

Medisafe’s familiar pillbox design makes it easy to start right away. With four quadrants, it’s easy to keep track during the day and know which pills you’ve already taken.

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No matter what phone you use, Medisafe is your digital reminder companion – we’ll never let you forget your next does. 

Forgot to take your meds? Add a Medfriend who will be alerted in case you do slip and they too can help keep you on track.

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Medisafe gets you started by educating you about your meds and condition, then keeps you going with motivational progress reports, helpful daily tips, and discount prescription offers tailored to you.

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