The Apple Watch is one of the most anticipated gadgets coming up.
But it is also healthy.
WebMD Health plans to launch an enhanced version of its flagship mobile app with an experience built specifically for Apple Watch that includes an innovative new Medication Reminder feature designed to encourage medication compliance and help improve patient outcomes.
“One of the most significant barriers to achieving positive patient outcomes is the issue of medication non-compliance, which remains a largely unsolved problem today,” Dr.
Steven Zatz, WebMD President, said in a statement. “We believe that the combination of WebMD’s Medication Reminder on Apple Watch represents a powerful new approach to address the issue of non-compliance in a way never before possible.” The new WebMD Apple Watch App will present medication imagery, dosing, schedule and other Instructions via notifications and glances right on the wrist.
Consumers will be able to iew daily medication schedules and instructions, as well as pill images with dosage and timing information, plus receive reminders when it’s time to take a given medication, right on their Apple Watch.
WebMD Apple Watch app users will see daily medication schedule and information about whether or not they’ve taken a required dose.
They will also be able to read medication instructions on their iPhone via Handoff.
“The Apple Watch is an immensely personal device that provides WebMD with an unprecedented opportunity to influence patient compliance,” said Benjamin Greenberg, Vice President of Product Management & User Experience at WebMD. “Additionally, the Watch’s Long-Look notifications enable WebMD to display medication and dosage information more directly and discreetly than on any other platform, keeping the user’s experience simple while helping to protect the privacy of their sensitive health information,” he added WebMD’s enhanced app with Medication Reminders will be available for download in the Apple Watch App Store beginning April 24. Consumers can get the WebMD App for iPhone now as a free download from the App Store.