If the winner of this contest is any indication of the level of development necessary for success in future competitions, developers better bring their “A” game. The Meducation SMART app provides a great range of abilities that make it a truly dynamic tool.
From the official press release:
“The SMART (Substitutable Medical Applications, Reusable Technologies) Platform Apps Challenge tasked developers with creating web applications that would interface with an electronic medical record (EMR) or personally controlled health record (PCHR) and demonstrate value to patients, physicians, or public health researchers.”
So what exactly does the Meducation app do? It helps patients to better understand the medications they are taking through proper instructions, warnings, and, for more complicated medications, even has video demos. The medications available are pulled directly from the patient record so you get the information that is relevant to you.
Another useful feature that is becoming more important is that it can translate into 12 different languages, including english. What I mean by that is the instructions are given at a 5th-6th grade level so they are easy to understand for almost anyone. This makes it far less likely for patients to get confused and risk their health through misuse.
For the official press release for the contest please go here.
For more information about the Meducation SMART app please visit their contest page.