Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Med School just announced the winner of their “SMART” Platform Apps Challenge, a contest of web applications that take advantage of data within electronic medical records.
Meducation, made by Polyglot Systems, is a simple tool for clinicians and pharmacists to print out easily understood personal medication instructions, including a choice for those instructions to be in any one of twelve languages. There are also demo videos available when referencing something a little more complicated than oral pills, such as asthma inhalers.
Some features of the app from the product page:
- generates a printable CMI sheet containing both the SIG (instructions for use) and a medication-specific drug monograph for each medicine;
- provides such information at a 5-6th grade reading level with particular consideration for low health literacy;
- supports printouts with ample white space and multiple font sizes to increase comprehension and to improve readability for elderly and visually impaired patients;
- provides animated, visual demonstrations of complex medication techniques for viewing at any time over the web and in multiple languages;
- utilizes the Universal Medication Schedule, a research-based visual aid shown to reduce medication errors and improve adherence;
- and supports efficient, cost-effective, and verifiable translation into other languages.
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