PA Students Among First to Use New Medication ID App
August 14, 2013
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) reports that its PA students are among the first in the nation to use a newly released mobile app, MedSnap, which identifies medications and recognizes dangerous interactions instantly.
The app captures the image of pills on its “Snap Surface” (see picture) and identifies each one using more than 1 million images of medications in its database. The clinician then individually verifies the identity of each pill. The app will screen the list of medications for drug interactions or potential medical condition interactions.
MedSnap chose UAB because of personal experience and the program’s perennial presence in US News & World Report’s best graduate school rankings.