The American Medical Association has unveiled "My Medications," a new smartphone application created to help patients store and share their health information.
AMA launches patient Rx app
The app, which is available for 99 cents through iTunes, allows users to store data about their current medications, drug allergies and immunizations. Also, the app's functionality lets patients e-mail medical information and store healthcare providers' contact information.
"The AMA's new My Medications app provides a place for patients to store their medical information and share it with their physicians," AMA Chair-Elect Dr. Steven Stack said in a news release. "When a physician has access to a patient's current medications, allergies and immunizations, the risk of medication errors and adverse reactions to medications decreases."
This is the second app the AMA has released. In March, the association launched an app for physicians to use in determining correct CPT Evaluation and Management billing codes.
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