MediGuard App Wins Web Health Award
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Information about potential adverse reactions from multiple medicines
and a pill reminder which can be set for hourly, daily or weekly alerts,
are some of the features on a new mobile app created by Quintiles for
users of its MediGuard service.
Information about potential adverse reactions from multiple medicines and a pill reminder are just some of the features on a new mobile app created by Quintiles for users of its MediGuard medication monitoring service. (Photo: Business Wire)
A community of 2.6 million patients use Quintiles' MediGuard service to
help monitor their medication intake and access information about
research and disease-specific programs. The new app is designed
specifically for iPhone and Android users.
"With nearly one third of all mobile device owners using their phones to
look up healthcare information, this capability has become an imperative
if MediGuard is to engage with patients at moments when they most need
access to that information," explains David Coman, senior vice president
The MediGuard app allows users to print or email their entire list of
medications for sharing with physicians or loved ones. A notes section
enables the storing of notes, questions or next appointments during
physician visits. Other features include:
- Doctor's Visit Medicine Checks - Summary of current
prescriptions for each doctor visit;
- Drug Lookup - Database of more than 4,000 drugs, activated by
typing or speaking drug names.
The MediGuard database and its app provide patients with access to
detailed drug data including: potential side effects; black-box
warnings; safety alerts and recalls; and drug interactions between
medications that may occur. The new app also allows users to see
satisfaction ratings from other patients who have taken the same
"At the heart of all the work we do is the goal of helping improve
patient health," adds Coman. "MediGuard is an important service that not
only protects patient safety in regard to the medicines they take, but
is also a means of finding and participating in clinical research,
observational studies and disease management programs."
The app has already been recognized as the recipient of a Web
Health Award in the "mobile, medical and education" category. The
awards were founded 15 years ago to celebrate high-quality digital heath
resources for consumers and health professionals.
The primary destination site www.MediGuard.org
has also been given a re-design to match the mobile app.
The MediGuard app is available for free download through Apple's
iTunes App Store, the Google
Play Store and can also be downloaded at www.MediGuard.org.
A brief video showcasing the features of the MediGuard app is available here.
Quintiles (NYSE:Q) is the world's largest provider of biopharmaceutical
development and commercial outsourcing services with a network of more
than 28,000 employees conducting business in approximately 100
countries. We have helped develop or commercialize all of the top-50
best-selling drugs on the market. Quintiles applies the breadth and
depth of our service offerings along with extensive therapeutic,
scientific and analytics expertise to help our customers navigate an
increasingly complex healthcare environment as they seek to improve
efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of better healthcare
outcomes. To learn more about Quintiles, please visit www.quintiles.com.
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