BOCA RATON, Fla. — Empowering its customers with new ways to manage their health, MobileHelp — a provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response System solutions — has launched a new medication reminder application.
“We know medication errors cost the healthcare system billions of dollar per year and that people older than 65 [years] have a medication error rate nearly seven times greater than those younger than 65 [years] — primarily because they simply have more medications to manage,” said Robert Flippo, MobileHelp CEO. “This application was designed to prevent those kinds of errors from happening.”
The new application works in conjunction with the company’s mobile personal emergency response system and the MobileHelp Connect web portal and provides the following features and benefits for users:
- A medication reminder alert through vocal announcement, which is pushed out through the MobileHelp cellular base station — acting as a medication “alarm clock;”
- A view of important prescription information, such as dosage days and times;
- The ability to add new prescription information; and
- The ability to set and change medication schedules.
When the customer acknowledges the vocal medication reminder with a push of the device’s reset button, the main dashboard of the MobileHelp Connect web portal will immediately reflect the updated information, giving users and authorized caregivers the ability to track medication adherence, the company stated.