Medications and dosage linked to alerts in MedAdvisor app

The MedAdvisor medications compliance app has been updated with new functions including the ability to link medication to particular alerts, new scheduling options and a summary view of alerts.

While the MedAdvisor apps for iOS, Android and web are free to use for patients, they are linked to the patient's regular pharmacy and users must be provided with an activation code to use the system.

The platform allows patients to order refills by linking to the pharmacy's dispensing software through the Pharmacy Guild's GuildCare software suite, with a medication-specific electronic medical record held on MedAdvisor's servers.

In the latest update to the apps, new functionality has been added to the Take-My-Meds section to allow one or more medications to be linked to a specific alert, which will remind patients of exactly what doses to take at different times of the day.

For privacy reasons, the app includes an optional privacy mode that means the name of the medication will not be included in the alert by default.

There are also new scheduling options that allow for alert scheduling for specified days of the week, as well as a tab that provides a list of all alerts scheduled for the day ahead.

MedAdvisor has a settings tab that allows for reminders to be set up to take the specified dose and drug at breakfast, lunch, dinner and bed time. This can now be customised in the new version of the app for more complicated medications or dosing regimes.

A 'create new message' button has also been added so patients can send a message to the pharmacy for review and response by the pharmacist.

MedAdvisor has also announced an agreement with health insurer Bupa to promote the app to Bupa's customers.

The product has been developed by pharmaceutical company Actavis in association with the Pharmacy Guild and is one of four products on the market, joining eRx Express, Send a Script and NPS MedicineList+.

Posted in Allied Health

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