Webstercare recognised as one of AFR’s top 10 most innovative health companies
Webstercare has been recognised as one of the leading innovative health companies across Australia and New Zealand, coming fourth in the Australian Financial Review (AFR) BOSS Most Innovative Companies (Health Industries category) list.
The creator and manufacturer of the Webster-pak and the award-winning RxMedChart medication chart for aged care was recognised for its latest prototype, the Webster-pak Adherence Monitor (WAM).
The WAM is an interactive and easy-to-use device that stores a patient’s Webster-pak medication pack and reminds patients when their medications are due.
“When it is time to take medication, the patient removes the Webster-pak and takes their medicines as usual, before returning the pack to the holder,” explains the AFR.
“The WAM records the date, time and location of the broken blister bubble, using sensors and patented infra-red technology. This data is uploaded to a secure cloud database and is available to view via a mobile app, offering peace of mind to carers and loved ones.”
Webstercare says it is thrilled to have been recognised.
“We developed the WAM because non-adherence to medications can reduce the effectiveness of prescribed medications, which can lead to falls, hospitalisations and other potentially dangerous results,” said Mr Gerard Stevens AM, Managing Director of Webstercare.
“The WAM has the potential to increase medication compliance and reduce hospitalisation due to medication misadventure, while providing clinical data on the effectiveness and the impact of various interventions, leading to improved patient outcomes.
“Webstercare is honoured to be recognised as one of Australia’s most innovative companies. For almost 40 years innovation has been at the core of what we do, with our ultimate goal being to improve medication safety and make a difference to people’s lives,” he said.
The WAM is currently in development and being trialled by a select group of users.
See the full list of winners here