Should we be reminded to take our prescription by a text message?

As a Pharmacist or Pharmacy Manager, do you think the use of a text messaging service to increase medicine adherence is a good thing?
A review of evidence published by the Institute for Health Services Research has concluded that it does, at least in the short term.
Clare Brazill, Divisional Partner at Flame Health Pharmacy comments,
“If a smart phone can remind you to take your medicine on a daily basis, then thumbs up. However the issue arises that should a patient already understand when and why to take certain medicines? There is also the issue of practicality. I am sure there are some people who are less confident in using mobile phones. But this is not a replacement service and patients can still visit their local pharmacy for help and support. However, in the world we live in today it is good to see technological advances in the way we manage our prescriptions.”

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