MobileHelp, a provider of mobile Personal Emergency Response System (M-PERS) solutions, has announced the launch of a new medication reminder application.
Designed to help its customers maintain an independent lifestyle, the new application will provide users with an easy-to-use tool to manage their scheduled medications, in order to avoid missing one, or taking too much of another, either of which can be dangerous and expensive for seniors.
MobileHelp CEO Robert Flippo said: "We know medication errors cost the healthcare system billions of dollar per year, and that people older than 65 have a medication error rate nearly seven times greater than those younger than 65 – primarily because they simply have more medications to manage. This application was designed to prevent those kinds of errors from happening."
The new application works in conjunction with the company’s mobile personal emergency response system and the MobileHelp Connect web portal.
When the customer acknowledges the vocal medication reminder with a push of the device’s reset button, the main dashboard of the MobileHelp Connect web portal will immediately reflect the updated information, giving users and authorized caregivers the ability to track medication adherence.