EveryDose: A passionate solution to medication management @ CES 2022 - Show Notes

EveryDose: A passionate solution to medication management @ CES 2022

Friday Mar 4, 2022 (00:11:31)


If you have ever dealt with a chronic illness, you know that the amount of medication you have to keep track of can be a challenge. Some in the morning, some in the evening, and then sometimes pills in the middle of the day. Trying to remember which pills to take at which time is not easy and usually requires reading every bottle every time. Luckily EveryDose (previously Groove Health) is here to take some of the challenges off of your shoulders.

If you're a caretaker for someone taking a lot of medications, it can be just as challenging. It gets more frustrating when you can't be physically near the other person. With EveryDose, friends and family get access to the medication information, as well as the ability to help manage the other person's medications.

What is EveryDose?

EveryDose is a medication management solution that utilizes Conversational AI to provide personalized support to patients. The platform was created with the belief that every patient is unique and deserves tailored care. Maxwell, the AI-powered medication assistant, is a friend to all and provides the advice, encouragement, and support that patients need to stay on track with their health. The system is changing the way we think about medication management by providing individualized care for each and every patient.

Who is Maxwell?

Maxwell is the AI-powered medication assistant that provides personalized support to patients using Conversational AI. He was created with the belief that every patient deserves tailored care, and he provides the support and encouragement that patients need to stay on track with their health. With Maxwell by their side, patients can finally get the personalized support they deserve!

How does EveryDose work?

EveryDose utilizes Conversational AI to provide personalized support to patients. This means that Maxwell will chat with each patient individually, learning about their unique needs and preferences. By providing tailored support, the app helps ensure that each patient feels supported and encouraged on their path to better health.

EveryDose also gives family members a view into how their loved ones are doing. EveryDose's Family View feature allows family members to see how their loved ones are progressing and offer support from afar. This way, patients always have a support system cheering them on!

EveryDose provides many benefits to patients, families, and clinicians. For patients, the system offers personalized support, encouragement, and advice. For families, the platform offers a view into how their loved ones are doing and the ability to offer support from afar. For clinicians, the app offers an easy-to-use solution that provides tailored care for each patient.


The EveryDose app is available now for iOS and Android. The best part of the whole thing is that it is free for patients and their families. The company generates revenue through partnerships with medical institutions who also get to use the platform to manage patient medications. To learn more about EveryDose or to download the app, head over to the company's website.

Interview by Scott Ertz of F5 Live: Refreshing Technology.

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Scott Ertz

Host, Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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Scott Ertz (00:27)

Well, we have our next guest here. Hello.

Andrew Hourani (00:31)

Hey, how are you doing?

Scott Ertz (00:34)

Fantastic. How are you?

Andrew Hourani (00:36)

I'm doing well. Thank you. Thanks for having me.

Scott Ertz (00:39)

Absolutely. Go ahead and introduce yourself for me.

Andrew Hourani (00:42)

Yeah, my name is Andrew Hourani, founder, and CEO of EveryDose. We're a medication management company.

Scott Ertz (00:48)

Okay, and how do we? How do we manage medication?

Andrew Hourani (00:52)

So we have a mobile app, which you see a screenshot behind me that helps patients stay on track with their daily medications. Seven in ten Americans take at least on that occasion, at age one, or more. So we make that process really easy for people, we give them reminders when it's time to take a dose of medication, they can check off what they take and learn about their medications and share the progress with doctors. Lots of great features, but we just take the headache out of managing daily medication.

Scott Ertz (01:24)

That's fantastic. Obviously, anybody who is dealing with, you know, a long-term or chronic issue has tons of medications, and it can be a real challenge to keep track of all of that.

Andrew Hourani (01:40)

It really is. It is not easy to do. And actually the reason I started a company was, I had a loved one, one of my parents, they got discharged from the hospital, hadn't taken medication, and had a lot of problems with it. So it is certainly not easy at all for patients to do and, and one of the problems is if you don't actually take those medications as prescribed, and you have a chronic disease. Obviously, you know, bad things can happen. You can end up hospitalized, and it costs the healthcare system a lot of money every year as well. So we're trying to just alleviate that burden for people. And also, you know, help hospitals, insurance companies, make sure that their populations have really good health and are actually taking the medications that they're prescribed.

Scott Ertz (02:26)

Yeah, and that's, that's an interesting point. You know, too much of the world doesn't focus enough on preventative measures, like you said, you know, missing a couple of doses can end up costing the person, both in finances and in long term, you know, health changes.

Andrew Hourani (02:53)

Absolutely. And it's not easy. You may feel good on a particular day. And you think, maybe I don't need to take this medication today. But really, a lot of these drugs you need to take every day. And if you think of more severe diseases, like cancer that has a lot to do, sometimes an oral chemotherapy pill, they're not taking that drug are really significant. And, you know, we have just seen patients deserve technology tools to help them with this. Just be sent home with a stack of papers, they should have tools that really add value to their daily life. And people are used to technology these days, you know, so, you know, we've seen great reception from patients, we have 10s of 1000s of people that use the app, they love it, and we're excited to kind of keep it growing.

Scott Ertz (03:44)

Yeah, that's a great, great goal. We were actually in our office. The other day, we were actually talking about exactly that whole thing like, well, I'm feeling better. Maybe I don't need to take it being a really common situation in mental health drugs. You're like, Oh, I'm feeling normal. I'm feeling myself. Maybe I don't need the medication. It's like, no, no, that's why you're feeling normal and feeling yourself is because of the medication. Please keep doing it.

Andrew Hourani (04:16)

Right? That's absolutely right. And I think one thing, maybe that can be done better in the healthcare system, and we're trying to do through our app is not only you know, help people take the medication, but help them understand what you just said which is these medications are incredibly important. Here's why they're important. And, you know, giving people content and things where they can actually learn about the importance of medications, which really goes beyond just taking them but I think it's important for patients to know why they're taking medication.

Scott Ertz (04:50)

Sure. Okay. So let's talk about where this fits into my day. Let's say I take five pills in the morning, five pills in the evening. Where exactly does your app fit into my day?

Andrew Hourani (05:06)

Yeah, so when you first download the app, first of all, you're either going to enter medications into our app, which is a super easy process. Or if you're part of a hospital that we work with, for example, your medications will automatically get synced to the app. But the first time you download it, you'll say, Hey, I take these five drugs in the morning, these three at night. And after that, it's all set up and we automate everything else. So you would say it's 8 am, and you got those five medications do, you would get a notification on your phone, just like when you get a text message or anything else. And it would say, hey, time to take these five medications, you could open the app, say I took them, and you're just going on with your day from then on out. And when it comes nighttime, you might be busy, you might have forgotten about those medications, we're going to make sure we alert you right at 7 pm or whenever you're supposed to take those doses in an automatic way give me. So you don't have to keep thinking, Did I take that? Did I forget to take that? We're gonna fit in, in a really seamless way in your day.

Scott Ertz (06:12)

Gotcha. Okay. And, so if I want to use this, what are my costs? How does this work?

Andrew Hourani (06:24)

So the beauty of this is, as a patient, our app is always 100% free. So you could add and your listeners could right now go to the App Store on Apple, go to the Google Play Store. And you can download this app for free. You can use it for free. We don't sell your data, we don't do anything like that. Our business model is to go out to hospitals and other healthcare organizations to help them help their patients. So for any user, you can just simply download the app and use it for free. The app is called EveryDose. You can learn more at everydose.ai, our website, but it is always free to use which, you know, the reason I mentioned I started the company was to help out a family member. So we're trying to do the same in other people's families and just give them great technology that helps them become healthier, but also is not a cost burden to them, which is, you know, healthcare is incredibly costly these days. So we're kind of a breath of fresh air giving them a free product.

Scott Ertz (07:25)

Very cool. And if I, if I'm not mistaken, there was a branding change. Right?

Andrew Hourani (07:36)

Exactly. Yeah. So I started the company. About four years ago, we've been called Groove Health until Wednesday, so we've had great success with Groove Health. We've, you know, grown the company a lot. But this coming year, we have a lot of growth ahead of us. And we're super excited about it. So we went ahead and did a rebrand to EveryDose, which we felt like it is a better descriptor of what we do and better branding. So you're exactly right, where we're now EveryDose prior. If your listeners may have heard of us, we were called Groove Health, so we're super excited about that change. And we also released a couple of new features for the app on Wednesday as well, one called Family Hub that lend to you manage medications for the whole family, not just yourself. You might be an elderly parent or a child. So a lot of announcements here at CES was very excited about

Scott Ertz (08:33)

Yeah, that's a great feature. I have, I have a, I'll say a bigger product for my mother, from a past CES. That's a dispenser and everything. And, that ability to manage and maintain remotely is a fantastic aspect. I know if something was skipped, because it lets me know, on its own.

Andrew Hourani (09:03)

Right. That's very important. We do the same thing. And there are millions of Americans that care for aging parents and are responsible for giving them medications. And also, you know, a lot of parents that have children that might be sick, and they have to manage five or ten medications. So this new set of features we've released makes that a lot easier and relieves a lot of burden for people on a daily basis.

Scott Ertz (09:31)

Yeah, for sure. That's a great capability. And I know a lot of people are going to appreciate that feature. Well.

Andrew Hourani (09:44)

Thank you. Yeah, we're excited to get it rolled out.

Scott Ertz (09:48)

For sure. Now if people want to find out more about the platform and what you guys are up to. How can I do that?

Andrew Hourani (09:57)

Yeah, so first of all, you could go to the Apple App Store and read about our app there. You could search EveryDose on the Apple App Store. Search EveryDose on the Google Play Store. Read about our app there. Or you could go to our website, which is everydose.ai and learn more about the company and what we do there.

Scott Ertz (10:17)

I really appreciate you coming on and talking about this. And you know, being able to give us a view from the show floor because you're really far from where our broadcast tower was.

Andrew Hourani (10:31)

Absolutely, this is a huge place. So thanks for taking me for a walk over there.

Scott Ertz (10:37)

Absolutely. Well, thanks for coming on. And hopefully you'll have a good rest of the show. I know you've got just a little bit of time left.

Andrew Hourani (10:44)

Yep, yep. Thank you for having me. I enjoyed it.

Scott Ertz (10:47)

Absolutely. All right. Have a good one.

Andrew Hourani (10:50)

You too.

Erin Hurst (10:54)

TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.

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