With our app, your smartphone can read your prescription labels out loud to you. It can even translate them into your language of choice!
The Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App is designed to assist anyone who has difficulty reading medication labels, including: the visually-impaired, dyslexic, autistic, the elderly, ESL (English-as-a-Second Language) patients and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
How it works:
- 1. The patient, downloads and installs the Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App on to their mobile phone.
- The pharmacist generates the patient’s personalized QR barcode on the prescription label and then sticks it onto the patient’s medication.
- The patient, using their smartphone, scans this QR barcode, converting their doctor’s prescription information and instructions from text to speech. The patient confirms that this is their correct medication by listening to the scanned and spoken information.
The QR Barcode, once scanned, also allows immediate access to:
- the drug’s CMI (Consumer Medicine Information), and/or
- A translation into any language of the patient’s choosing
- Creation of alarms to help schedule patients to remember their medication
When the app is set to display in a foreign language the app titles are also shown in English in smaller text, so that a Locum doctor or Emergency Department staff in a hospital can still navigate the OurPillsTalk app to get the patient’s medication information. This will help to reduce Adverse Drug Events.
How to install and use it
For more detailed instructions about how to install the app on your phone as well as how to use it please see the User Manual.
Demonstrations of Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App
This video demonstrates how simple it can be to give confidence and support for its visually-impaired clients and numerous other potential needy patients.
iPhone and iPad version
The modern way
MINIRIN NASAL SPRAY
How the prescription labels appear when the pharmacist prints this out during the dispensing of the patient’s prescription. Both labels are placed on the patient’s medication.
The Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App QR Barcodes are also printed out on the patient’s repeat prescription form, in the right vertical column.
The old way
How medicines are dispensed in the USA TODAY! We used to dispense like this when I was only a “little boy”, a long time ago.
List of your Medicines
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You can set the Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App to operate in any one of dozens of languages. All your medical information will be translated into the language of your choice.
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