According to the recent article published in MedPage Today’s KevinMD.com section, it brings to attention that physicians have been trying to find worthy Apps to help with patient care. The author of the article states how she will be searching for apps that will help with what she spends the most time with: counseling patients on medication management. This is a great opportunity to get hands on and start the same search for an app that helps patients manage their medications effectively. As I read this article different ideas came to mind, but I was unsure as to if these apps had already existed or not. I quickly did a google and itunes search of the current aps in the market right now. Many apps came up, some good reviews and some bad reviews. The cost of these apps ranged from 3.99- free. Here is a list of the apps that I will be downloading and testing out to see which one is the most:
· User Friendly
Dosecast is the most flexible and easy-to-use app for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad to help you remember to take your medications, vitamins, or birth control pills on time.
MedCoach Medication Reminder - Free
MedCoach is an easy-to-use medical app that helps you remember to take your medications and pills at the right time and day. Never forget to take your meds! MedCoach can also connect to your pharmacy to refill your prescriptions. MedCoach is medication management and a medication reminder made easy!
RxmindMe Prescription / Medicine Reminder and Pill Tracker - Free
Pill Monitor – Medication Reminders and Logs- $0.99
Pill Monitor is designed to manage any of your pills/medications, take pills on time with this app, don’t miss taking pills again because of so many things to do or bad memory. Taking pills on same time everyday will be good for your health, let Pill Monitor remind you when it’s time.
Pillboxie is the easy way to remember your meds. Other med reminder apps are either too complicated or just downright boring. Pillboxie is easy because it lets you *visually* manage your meds. Scheduling a reminder is as easy as dropping a pill into a pillbox.
Posted by : Heather Nguyen PharmD. Candidate 2014