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5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement

The 2012 Connected Health Symposium showcased a myriad of engagement tools that promote innovation and improve patient compliance.
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Irody is best known for its MyPillSense app, which allows a smartphone to scan and identify medications. The app is used to reduce patient medication errors, which are common and can increase medical costs and complications. Irody uses its ActivPrescription computer vision technology to scan a pill in its MyPillSense app, while computer vision algorithms process images to identify the pills. Once the app identifies the actual pill, it can warn about medication errors and alert a patient if it is the wrong pill, the wrong dosage amount or if they've already taken the pill that day.

The MyPillSense app is still in beta, but users can find additional information on the Irody website. Pictured above is a sample screenshot of the MyPillSense app identifying a set of pills.

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Cara Latham
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Cara Latham,
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11/20/2012 | 1:46:54 PM
re: 5 Healthcare Tools To Boost Patient Involvement
It is good to see all of the innovative products designed to help patients manage their care and conditions. Having an email or text alert as a reminder to take certain medications could increase the likelihood that patients their medication at the appropriate doses and intervals. Much like email bill pay reminders and mobile banking apps, I suspect this will be extremely helpful for a wide variety of people, even those looking to just improve their lifestyle choices.
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jaysimmons,
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11/19/2012 | 4:54:37 PM
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I'm excited by all the healthcare tools that keep coming out to increase patient care. The Vignet Cancer Concierge caught my attention as I've seen first hand how patient struggle with cancer treatments, with the amount of medication and overall care required. This will be invaluable to oncologists to keep in constant communication with patients and follow their care in between regular visits.

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