App Helps Patients Manage Chronic Illness

BOSTON (CBS) – Managing a chronic illness can be difficult, especially with many medications, but a company located in Boston has developed an app that could make a world of difference. “I have chronic neurological Lyme disease and co-infections,” says Emily Levy of Charlestown. The 23-year old takes more medications than most 80-year-olds. “On a daily basis, I’m taking anywhere from 20 to 30 pills and then I do anywhere from two to four IV infusions per day,” says Emily. (WBZ-TV) Staying on top of all of her antibiotics, supplements, probiotics, and infusions was a real challenge until she was introduced to Medisafe. “Medisafe gives patients a tool, a medication management tool, to get their medications organized,” says Jon Michaeli, Medisafe Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. Through the use of an app, the Medisafe platform reminds users when to take their medications, how to take them, warns of potential drug interactions, and provides educational videos. Medisafe app (WBZ-TV) And users can add family members, including furry ones. “So within one user account,” explains Michaeli, “a person can manage multiple profiles for him or herself for the kids, the pets, the spouse, and a parent.” There are many pill reminder apps on the market but Medisafe says it is much more than a glorified alarm clock and has data to back it up. “Our patients have an 8% to 20% higher scrip...
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Psychiatria Polska - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatr Pol Source Type: research
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Source: Ticks and Tick borne Diseases - Category: Zoology Source Type: research
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