What was the scope of their involvement?
Memorres helped to convert our desktop version to make it mobile responsive and created native iOS and Android apps. I essentially designed the screens and then handed it over to Memorres for them to implement. They developed the apps, the API’s, and worked with our internal team at HealthBeacon to get all the information that they needed out of the database. I had an idea of some of the features, but they built everything for both apps. They are our core developers for the app.
Our company created a hardware device that helps patients to manage their injectable medication. When patients take medication via a needle, typically they discard that into a Sharps bin after usage. We have added connectivity into that through our work with Memorres.
In terms of patient experience, the device now connects with your pharmacy, doctor, and can be controlled by the patient through the app. Within the app, there are reminders of when medication is to be taken and it notifies the patient regarding adherence to the medication and whether they are on track or not. It also lets the patient know where they are to inject that medication on their body.
There is another app spec that the patient’s nurse would use, where the nurse can remotely monitor their patient and see how adherent their patient population is. If they find that some of their patients are not adherent to medication, they can follow up via the app to intervene and support the patient. Traditionally, those patients might have ended up in the hospital, or a nurse might have to actually go to their home and help them. Therefore, it has been a great tool for the nurses as well. We then provide all that information back to their doctor, as well as their loved ones if requested.
They have done a great job so far and we continue to work with them now on more in-depth projects. They are working on some machine learning to do image verification, which is a part of the patient support aspect we provide.
What is the team dynamic?
We have 3 developers, and 1 project manager that work on our project.
How did you come to work with Memorres?
I had worked with Memorres when I was with another company. As I moved to different companies, when something came up, I would always recommend them for the job. We have had a good working relationship over the past five to six years, and I have always been happy with their work. They would always deliver on time with very clear communication. We started out small, and then the projects got bigger.
How much have you invested in them?
We have spent approximately $35,000 to $40,000 USD at this point.
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working with Memorres on this specific project in February 2015, and the work is ongoing with maintenance, development and adding more features and functionality into the mobile experience.