Aids for maintaining scheduled medication dosing

Patent No. 9,498,131

Issued: November 22, 2016
Filed: July 16, 2015

Inventor: Allen; Ira L. (Dallas, TX), Boss; Gregory J. (Saginaw, MI), Jones; Andrew R. (Round Rock, TX), McConnell; Kevin C. (Austin, TX), Moore, Jr.; John E. (Brownsburg, IN)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

Monitoring administration of medication to a user by receiving an identification of at least a medication and a time of administration of the medication to the user from the first sensor and storing the identification in the repository. The identification of the medication is compared to prescribed medication for the user. A time required for the medication to travel from the first location to the second location is determined. An electronic tag at the second location is monitored until the determined time has passed or the electronic tag is identified. When the determined time has passed and an electronic tag has not been identified, a notification is sent to at least one user; and when the electronic tag is identified, the ingestion of the medication is confirmed by the user and the time and electronic tag identification is stored in the repository.

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