October 16, 2014
Simplify Your Life With Healthspek’s Medication Management Features
According to a recent AARP Health Innovations Frontier report, 19 percent of American adults ages 55-64 report forgetting to take their medication and 11 percent report running out. An even more alarming statistic is 100,000 deaths occur each year due to medication problems—the majority of which could’ve been prevented if better medication management and education had taken place.
This problem is not only dangerous but also extremely costly, with medication mismanagement costing the nation up to $289 billion each year. And this amount will continue to grow. By the year 2018, more than 90 million Americans 50 years of age and older will be taking multiple medications, and many of them will need assistance managing their medications.
However, seniors are not the only demographic that struggles keeping up with multiple medications. Chronic disease sufferers, caregivers and heads of the family all have to manage multiple medications and navigate endless amounts of dates, times, doctors, instructions and more.
This is where Healthspek comes in. Healthspek allows you to easily track your and your family’s medications—both active and past—in My Records on the mobile web platform. This feature gives you the capacity to manage multiple medications for multiple family members by easily and safely organizing the information onto one mobile device, and you can input everything from doctor and pharmacy information to medication strength and specific instructions. You can even upload an image for better identification of medications.
In addition, the medication refills spek on the My Dashboard feature allows you to keep track of when prescriptions need to be refilled. By adding the refill information into the medication profile in My Records when prompted, the information will appear on the spek on your My Dashboard.
Lastly, the medication reminder spek on My Dashboard enables you to receive notifications on your mobile device alerting you when you or a family member needs to take a medication. After inputting the medication information into the spek, simply schedule an hourly, daily or weekly reminder. You can also program the reminders to continue sending you alerts as long as you should be taking the medication.
Healthspek is a free software service run on a mobile Web platform. It is available for iPads through the App Store and accessible at our website for all PC and other mobile devices. To learn more, visit www.healthspek.com.
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