Technology and Your Health
If you or one of your loved ones has health problems, you should know that there is an array of technological tools available to help you monitor your treatments and keep you safe in your home.
Renew your medication online
You can now manage your medication renewals directly on your pharmacy’s website or via an app on your smartphone. In addition to letting you refill your prescriptions online, the site or app allows you to group together the prescriptions of all your family members in one account. It’s a free, convenient tool that makes managing your family’s medications a breeze.
And to make your life even easier, your pharmacy team can synchronize the renewal dates of all your family prescriptions. That way you won’t have to make multiple trips to the pharmacy.
Every pharmacy app is different and evolves over time. Take the time to discuss with your pharmacist how apps can help you better manage your health and what functionalities are available to you. You might be surprised how a few clicks can simplify your life!
Apps for staying or getting healthy
There is a whole host of apps available to manage health problems, big and small alike. For example, there are apps designed to help people with diabetes better manage their blood glucose levels and apps to remind you when to take your medication. Other apps are designed to help you adopt a healthier lifestyle (quitting smoking, losing weight, being more active, etc.).
A well-designed app that’s used right can help you stay motivated to take care of your health. But how do you know if the app is good? Ask your pharmacist—they can tell you which ones are reliable.
Help is at your fingertips. No need for a phone
Personal alarm systems are bracelets or pendants you wear when you are at home. They are equipped with a button you press if you need to communicate with emergency services, so there’s no need to get to a phone. Some systems have an interphone that lets you talk to an operator while you’re waiting for help to arrive. A personal alarm system is a valuable tool for people with reduced mobility or those who have a serious disease or who live alone.
While technology can be very helpful, having access to a pharmacist is even better! If you have any questions or concerns about your health, talk to your pharmacist.
The information contained herein is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide complete information on the subject matter or to replace the advice of a health professional. This information does not constitute medical consultation, diagnosis or opinion and should not be interpreted as such. Please consult your health care provider if you have any questions about your health, medications or treatment.