New Patient Medication Tracker AppKeeping track of a patient's medications is a very important factor for all hospitals and nursing homes. At Southcoast Hospital Group, they have developed an application which does exactly that. This medication tracker application was originally made for the sole purpose of elderly patient care, since the app system keeps records of medication use, dosages, and administration times. However, it is currently used in all areas of patient care, as it helps doctors and nurses to know immediately what to administer, or re-prescribe before they even get to see the patient.
The application also helps hospitals, physicians and nurses to remind their patients about their medications. For instance, a doctor may send a new prescription to a heart disease patient who is already running out of medication.
Nevertheless, the most fascinating feature about this wonderful applications happens to be the Medication Interaction Warning system, where it detects if a particular medication would dangerously interact with another if prescribed to a single patient. In that scenario, the application's medication interaction system alerts the physicians about the dangers of that drug interaction, and save the patient from eminent danger.
That alone could save patients' lives, as well as millions of dollars in lawsuit settlements to the insurance and medical industries.
But the most amazing thing about this fantastic application is that it is absolutely free. You don't have to belong to the Southcoast Health System community to download it on the Internet.
So far, over 5,000 downloads have been done since it's inception nearly 12 months ago. The application already works with different platforms, such as iPad, iPhone and iPod.