Health App Wrap
Track3 Diabetes Planner and Carb Counter
Track3 Diabetes Planner and Carb Counter from Coheso, Inc, allows patients to track vital diabetes management factors—like nutrition, exercise, blood sugar, and oral medications—on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The app includes an insulin calculator, a body weight tracker, and a recently used values section for faster logging of insulin and medication. Patients can also use the app’s food database—which includes carbohydrate and calorie details for 80,000 foods, 500 food brands, and 300 popular fast food and casual dinning restaurants—to record what and when they ate. The app displays carbohydrate values next to calorie count, so patients can easily see the number of carbs in a given meal. In addition, patients can customize nutrition, exercise, and medication data if the prerecorded information does not suit their routines. The app can calculate calorie per minute exercise values that are specific to a patient’s weight, type of exercise, or time spent exercising. Patients can also enter calorie values displayed on workout machines, or individual workout class data. The app does not require an Internet connection, so patients can log in and record data anywhere. Patient entries create a food, medication and exercise diary that can be shared during counseling sessions. In addition, the information entered into Track3 can be emailed and opened by any spreadsheet program, and is updated every time a patient logs a workout, blood sugar value, or a meal.
Price: $5.99 Compatible With: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
PocketHealth from Cognovant is a mobile personal health record that allows patients to track everything from physician appointments to medication therapies to their children’s immunizations. The app is not web-based, instead storing vital information on a patient’s chosen device. Although personal information is password protected, the app also contains an emergency feature that allows access to basic health care facts and emergency contact information without accessing other personal health care information.
Price: Free. Additional features are available for a fee
Compatible With: iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android devices
For brown bag consultations, pharmacists can consider EverNote’s app for their notetaking needs. The free app allows pharmacists to record notes from medication therapy management and brown bag sessions and sync those notes across computers and devices. Notes can be organized by tags and notebooks for future reference and can be handwritten, voice recorded, or typed. It comes in free and premium versions, with additional features in the premium version. Pharmacists should note that the application is not HIPAA compliant, and should not be used to store sensitive data.
Price: Free. Premium has a nominal fee
Compatible With: Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, computer.
Inkling, an e-book provider, brings its web-based platform to the iPad for pharmacists or pharmacy students looking to review or update their knowledge. Its iPad app allows users access to a variety of subjects available in its web platform. In addition to several medical textbooks, Inkling offers copies of several pharmacology and pharmacotherapy textbooks. E-books are available for purchase in their entirety, or by chapter or section for reduced fees.
Price: Free. E-books have additional fees
Compatible With: iPad
Download: iTunes: http://phrmcyt.ms/QspiAZ
Specialty Pharmacy Times iPad Edition
Bring the key areas of specialty pharmaceuticals to your fingertips with the Specialty Pharmacy Times iPad edition. The free app includes key columns, including Washington Insights, Technology, Viewpoints, and more. Featured topics include business-oriented content, such as product selection, infrastructure, staffing, pharmacy design, reimbursement, and order management, as well as clinical news and updates on disease states such as HIV, hepatitis C, cancer, and multiple sclerosis. Each article is enhanced with bonus links to video, podcasts, and other multimedia resources tailored to the practice needs of specialty pharmacists and ancillary personnel.
Compatible with: iPad