Research Outline

Medical Reminders


To identify ten of the top medical reminder tools or software available in the US capable of alerting patients to their medication or scheduled office visits.

Early Findings


  • Amazon acquired PillPack for $753 million back in May 2019. The company delivers most of the medications consumers can get from their local drugstore packaged in convenient white packets so people will remember to take them, along with automatic refills and reminders.
  • PillPack's medication reminder app is available on iPhone, Android, and the Apple Watch. The medication reminder is highly intuitive in the sense that it automatically scans the user’s prescription medications and imports them into the app without the user having to do anything. Apart from setting up reminders for users to take their pills, it also automatically alerts the user when the pills need a refill.