Medication Alerts, Part One
Reminding User-Patients of Their Medications
Issue: 13.6 (November/December 2015)
Author: JC Cruz
Author Bio: JC is a freelance writer based in British Columbia. He is a regular contributor to MacTech Magazine and Dr Dobb's Journal. Away from the writing pile, JC spends quality time with his nephew, as a proper uncle should.
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In my last article, I demonstrated how I gave the personal-health record (PHR) project the ability to track medication. This ability, however, is far from complete. It needs one more thing—the means to remind user-patients.
This is my topic for today. I shall explain how user-patients can benefit from medication alerts. I shall introduce a common alert module, one that works with both health forecasting and medication tracking. And I shall show how to incorporate that alert module into the project.
An updated copy of the FooHealth project (Mk5) is available from the magazine's website. Readers must have a working Xojo setup on hand, as well as working knowledge of the Xojo language.
Medication with Alerts
Medication tracking works better when it can interact with user-patients through alerts. A medication alert helps user-patients follow their dosage schedule as
planned. It ensures the right dosage is taken at the right time. If user-patients missed a dosage, a medication alert can prevent overdosing by discouraging, if not avoiding, double dosage.
Medication alerts keep track consumption after each
confirmeduse. They also keep track of expiration dates and remind user-patients with the appropriate message.
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