Tag: Pill Reminder

My Pill Reminder App helps remind unintentionally noncompliant patients

Patient Centric App Review Series App Reviewed: My Pill — Birth Control Reminder v2.3 Last Updated: June 29, 2012 Compatibility: iPhone, iPad Requires: OS 4.0 Reviewed on: iPad Goals of app review: * Is this app capably designed to remind women to take their oral contraceptive daily (or use it for other birth control method […]

Mobile phones helping to control AIDS in Uganda

Uganda is at the forefront of fighting AIDS in Africa. According to the article, Uganda has been widely praised for its effective AIDS policy, which saw condom use promoted and disease rates slashed from over 15 percent in the early 1990’s to less then half, at around 6 percent.One of the reasons for the decrease in disease rates is through the use of targeted educational campaigns that remind people to take their medication. Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs) need a compliance rate of 95% or greater to have maxium effectiveness, so programs aimed at increasing awareness and medication adherence are driving the decrease in AIDs rates.