Health App Wrap

JANUARY 25, 2013

MediSafe Project
MediSafe Project is a cloudsynced mobile app designed to avoid complications from under- or over-dosing medications. The app is intended primarily for Android users, but is also available for Apple devices. The app aims to involve multiple caregivers in health maintenance and medical compliance. It was developed after a cofounder’s family member received a doubledose of insulin, causing a life-threatening emergency. The app’s core feature is a reminder function that prompts users to take their medication on time, enforcing medication adherence. The reminder feature includes several sound choices and an easy-to-adjust interface, and is designed to go off even if a device is asleep. A list of meds to be taken during a given day is included as well, allowing patients to check off their medicines as they take them. Once set, the cloud function syncs the medication reminders with other selected devices, such as family members’ phones or tablet devices. The app sends confirmation messages if a patient has taken the required medications or a reminder alert if a dose is skipped.
Price: Free
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android devices
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Orkov allows instant access to PubMed’s database of medical studies. The app integrates features from the PubMed website to search journals, review abstracts, or bookmark or download articles. It includes PubMed’s basic and advanced search capabilities. Users can also e-mail article abstracts or download PDFs or text versions. A search history allows users to save searches, abstracts, and full text articles for later viewing. Zoom and jump functions help find specific areas of text or enlarge charts or tables.
Price: Free
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android devices
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Johns Hopkins Guides
This app from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine offers frequently updated information on antibiotics, diabetes, and HIV care, with imformation relevant to patient care. The content is specific to each area, with evidence-based updated information that can include drug indications, dosing, pharmacokinetics, and therapy guidelines. A universal search option and cross links allow users to find topics across various references and permits quick navigation between entries. A favorites feature allows users to personalize the app.
Price: The app is free, but access requires a paid subscription
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices
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Epocrates updates the popular, all-in-one medical reference app with interfaces for iPad, iPad mini, and other devices with more convenient search tools and other innovations. A free version allows access to commonly used calculations, certain national or regional insurance formularies, a pill identifier, and prescribing and safety information for brand, generic, and OTC drugs. An annual paid subscription to its Epocrates Essentials service allows access to disease information, alternative medications, and other clinical tools.
Price: The app is free, but a $159.99 annual subscription is required for additional features
Compatible with: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Android devices
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OncLive AR
The OncLive publication group, a sister publication to Pharmacy Times, offers access to videos, animations, and other additional content that complements its in-depth oncology editorial content via a new augmented reality app. When a device with the OncLive AR app is held over an OncLive AR logo in OncologyLive, Oncology & Biotech News, or Oncology Nursing News, users can access virtual content, including expert interviews, 3D features, and other selections.
Price: Free
Compatible with: iPhone, iPad.
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Pharmacy Times Strategic Alliance

Pharmacist Education
Clinical features with downloadable PDFs

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