Medication-Box

Prescription
Non-adherence

The Big Problem in Healthcare

Non-adherence to prescription medication is one of the largest healthcare problems. The cost of non-adherence is estimated at $300 billion annually, including $100 billion from avoidable hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and premature death —resulting in $188 billion in lost drug sales every year.

The healthcare industry has relied on self-reported and claims data to try to understand patient medication adherence. This data lacks timeliness, accuracy, and precision. There is no data available to show the relationship between patients and their medication as it happens—until now.

View SMRxT’s Product Summary
Real-time medication adherence technology.

SMRxT’s medication adherence system, Nomi, accurately captures data to reveal how patients take medication.

● Translates data into actionable information for patient interventions and engagement.

● Empowers and improves patient behavior without the patient lifting a finger. Once the prescription is filled, the device is ready to use. There is no application set up, Bluetooth, or Wi-Fi connectivity.

● Impacts the patient’s behavior towards better health, but it also helps hospitals and health plans avoid preventable costs and boost productivity.

Nomi translates data into actionable information for patient interventions and engagement.
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The SMRxT Team

  • Michael J. Huffer RPh, MS
    Michael J. Huffer RPh, MS
    President and CEO
  • Victor Chu
    Victor Chu
    Chief of Technology
  • Cathy Wood
    Cathy Wood
    VP Finance
  • Ryan McNair
    Ryan McNair
    Technical Product Owner
  • Rachel De Jesus
    Rachel De Jesus
    Marketing & Key Accounts Manager
  • Joe Andaverde
    Joe Andaverde
    Principal Software Engineer
  • Scott Smerchek
    Scott Smerchek
    Director of Software Engineering

SMRxT Advisors

The SMRxT Advisors are made of up experts in their field including telecommunications, technology and finance.

  • David Dickey
    David Dickey
    Marketing Advisor
  • David Edwards
    David Edwards
    Healthcare Technology Systems Advisor
  • Charles W. Schellhorn
    Charles W. Schellhorn
    Financial Advisor
  • Bill Gourgey
    Bill Gourgey
    Telecommunications Advisor

The History of SMRxT

Humanizing a pill bottle was the idea that started SMRxT.

An idea inspired by a momentous event: “I was walking around lower Manhattan right after the World Trade Center towers collapsed on 9-11,” Victor Chu, co-founder of SMRxT says. “I didn’t know how to help my fellow New Yorkers. So, I made a personal decision to pursue something useful that could help people.”

Victor began researching ways he could apply his expertise more meaningfully. “It became clear to me,” Victor explains, “that medication adherence was one of the biggest, if not the biggest problem in healthcare, and it was a problem that I could help solve as a technologist, inventor, and product designer.”

Victor partnered with Stephan Valter, SMRxT co-founder, and began modeling new designs. Around 2008, Victor and Stephan had a revelation. “We realized,” Victor explains, “that the data our product generated was more valuable than the product itself—not just to us, but to our customers and their patients.” That’s when they realized they weren’t inventing a new pill bottle, but an internet-based device that would help change the paradigm for taking medication.

SMRxT & Verizon

SMRxT is an official Verizon Innovation Partner. Through this strategic partnership, our technology is certified and powered on the nation’s largest cellular provider. Verizon also provides development and system integration support to help us grow.

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Michael J. Huffer RPh, MS
President and CEO

Michael J. Huffer, RPh, MS is the company’s President and CEO. Michael has over 25 years of experience in successfully starting, growing and exiting healthcare technology ventures.

Victor Chu
Chief of Technology

Victor Chu is a co-founder and Chief of Technology. Victor is a former mobility applications developer in Special Projects at Google; and has over 17 years of experience in technology product development.

Cathy Wood
VP Finance

Cathy Wood is the Controller and responsible for management of all accounting, finance, and involved in all aspects of business operations and strategy.

Ryan McNair
Technical Product Owner

Ryan McNair the Technical Product Owner, brings his years of experience and management at Cerner building platform services and systems.

Rachel De Jesus
Marketing & Key Accounts Manager

Rachel De Jesus, Marketing and Key Accounts Manager, has a background in healthcare marketing and advertising with experience in technology ventures and market research.

Joe Andaverde
Principal Software Engineer

Joe is an expert in software system design. He has a passion for creating healthcare applications that improve quality of life for patients.

Scott Smerchek
Director of Software Engineering

Scott has seven years of experience building correct, resilient, and easy to use software for healthcare professionals using modern best practices. Scott has always enjoyed working in the healthcare space, because he can have a large impact by delivering improved patient care and even saving patient lives.

David Dickey
Marketing Advisor

David Dickey ….

David Edwards
Healthcare Technology Systems Advisor

David Edwards is currently the CTO at Vendavo, a global software and services company focused on helping enterprises sell more profitably. Previously, David spent 25 years as Vice President and Fellow at Cerner Corporation, a global healthcare IT company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri. He has an extensive and accomplished background in software development, particularly in the areas of application architecture, scalable computing and distributed systems. David has been instrumental in leading the company through several significant transformations in the underlying architecture of its software solutions including agile development methodologies. David is often at the center of strategic technology decisions and has experience leading development organizations focused on building scalable and reliable computational infrastructure. David holds a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Northwest Missouri State University, where he also serves as a member of the Computer Science Professional Advisory Board.

Charles W. Schellhorn
Financial Advisor

Mr. Schellhorn is currently the active President and CEO of the Aberdeen Financial Group, LLC. Mr. Schellhorn started the company as a platform to continue his active role in business and corporate America. He currently has independent investments in approximately 25 companies, sits on more than 12 corporate Boards of Directors and 6 not-for-profit Boards of Directors. In 2008 Mr. Schellhorn retired as the President, CEO and Chairman of Argus Health Systems, Inc. Argus is a technology pioneer providing leading-edge healthcare improvement services to the nation’s key healthcare organizations for 30 million lives and processing over 500 million claims. Mr. Schellhorn received an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics, Harvard University.

Bill Gourgey
Telecommunications Advisor

Bill Gourgey is a former Managing Partner of Accenture’s North American Technology organization where he specialized in Telecommunications and enterprise-scale transactional systems. Bill has extensive experience with SaaS implementation models and has a patent for SaaS architecture. Currently, Bill is a venture capital partner at Omni Venture Capital. He holds various board and advisory positions at technology startups. Bill is also a novelist (Glide Trilogy and others) and Indie Publisher (Jacked Arts Press). He is a graduate of Cornell University, with BSc’s in Electrical Engineering and Materials Science, where he received numerous academic honors.