Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Smartphone Medication Adherence Apps

Looking to recommend some mobile apps for your patients? The Journal of the American Pharmacists Association has an article titled, "Smartphone medication adherence apps: Potential benefits to patients and providers."

Here are some brief snippets from the abstract:

Practice innovation:  Using smartphone adherence apps represents a novel approach to improving adherence. This readily available technology offers many features that can be designed to help patients and health care providers improve medication-taking behavior.

Results:  160 adherence apps were identified and ranked. These apps were most prevalent for the Android OS. Adherence apps with advanced functionality were more prevalent on the Apple iPhone OS. Among all apps, MyMedSchedule, MyMeds, and RxmindMe rated the highest because of their basic medication reminder features coupled with their enhanced levels of functionality.

J Am Pharm Assoc. 2013;53(2):172-181.

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