Senior Living Newswire

Smartphone App Software Identifies Prescription Meds, Provides Alerts

“The MedSnap ID system consists of an optical pill recognition app that is compatible with an IPhone 4s or iPhone 5. In a typical scenario, a patient or caregiver brings from home all the medications the patient believes he or she takes. A health care provider pours a representative sampling of pills onto the tray, then holds the phone level above them and hits the Snap button on the iPhone screen.

In a few seconds the system identifies and displays the names and strength of each drug (including some widely used over-the-counter drugs). It alerts for possible drug–drug interactions, drug–diagnosis interactions and allergy risks based on the patient’s medical history, if that information is known.”

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