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Paman, a remote and COVID-secure telehealth service which ensures people take their medicines correctly, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Created by The Medication Support Company, the remote monitoring system enables qualified pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to observe patients taking their medications at home using an internet-enabled audio/video Medihub.

According to the telehealth specialist, its service ensures 97 percent of users now take their medicines correctly, improving safety, health outcomes and wellbeing.

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Now, the service has been shortlisted in the Go:Tech Awards’ ‘Most Innovative Use of Software or Cloud Technology’ category, run by Business Leader Magazine. It is one of six from 200 applicants nationwide to be chosen as a finalist.

The winners are set to be announced in April or May 2021.

Commenting on being shortlisted for an award, Norman Niven, a community pharmacist and the founder of the Medication Support Company, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for two awards in as many months. I am so proud of the team for creating and developing such an innovative and workable solution to ensure people take their medicines safely.

“PAMAN has been shown to help keep people well. Just as important, people who use PAMAN say the service gives them independence and makes them feel safer. It can make a real difference to their lives.”

The internet-based service also generates significant savings for health and care services, the company highlights, adding that if the service is implemented across England, it could save taxpayers more than £100 million each year.

Go:Tech Awards Founder Andrew Scott added: “It’s reassuring to see the quality of companies that are shortlisted, as they can give us all hope for the future that the UK is leading globally in this space.

“It’s been a tough year for many but also a year of opportunity and the UK tech sector has shown itself to be a force for good. We’re proud to have provided a platform for the best of the best to showcase their success and enterprise.”

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