“Medication Adherence and other health behaviors are often the hardest thing for healthcare providers to influence. Being commited to improved outcomes via constant innovation iPatientCare enhances the miGlass App for Google Glass to engage patients in a real-time conversation about their medications which results in positive behavioral change and significantly improved medication adherence and level of patient engagement,” said Shripal Shah, Senior Technology, iPatientCare. “We are definitely ahead of the curve, but since we started asking a group of pilot customers including reputed health systems and ambulatory practices to sign up for our beta program the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and excited about using Google Glass in their practices,” he further added.
“mi Glass” App Overview
The wearable technology “miGlass” is basically an Android smartphone (without the cellular transmitter) capable of running Android apps, built into a pair of glasses. It has the small prism “screen” displays video at half HD resolution, voice-activation commands, and a heads-up display. The sound features use bone conduction, so only the wearer can hear audio output. It has a motion sensitive accelerometer for gestural commands. It has a microphone to support voice commands. Google Glass App “miGlass” works with limited requirements i.e. the hardware includes Wifi and Bluetooth. Battery power lasts about a day per charge.
This Patient Centric App has proved to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in a manner that is less bothersome to the patients. Medication Adherence via “miGlass” sees the opportunity for increased patient safety by leveraging the device’s ability to visually display of medication reminders.
Medication Reminders – “miGlass” provides medication reminders by showing a picture of the drug, the dose and timing. It also provides information on side effects and instructions such as whether to take the medication with food.
Appointments – “miGlass” facilitates the patient to receive their scheduled appointment reminders, no more chance of patient missing their appointment dates,
Alerts – Patient’s will receive alerts while consuming medication so that they can avoid taking them due to possible drug interaction!
Patient Education – “miGlass” proves to be a real-time voice, video, and image capture technology that enables the sharing of first-hand experiences with healthcare providers, take home video record for new information and procedures learned during the patient’s office visit, this ensures they can duplicate the dressing change, dosing schedule or follow the instructions that were provided by their healthcare team.
For more information about “mi Glass”, visit www.ipatientcare.com