PillPad is a BlackBerry application for the Playbook, inspired by and created initially for our 1year old son. He was diagnosed with a rare disease, “ghost disease”, Cystic Fibrosis (CF) before birth and the journey has piled us with tons of medications to remember. **Find out more at cff.org**
Due to the amount of medications that he and others with CF have to endure, my fiancé and I thought it would be nice to have a program on our Playbooks to help keep us straight with dosages and frequencies. Also to have something on hand in case we were out of town with our son and he needed immediate medical attention. With everything that goes on with maintenance and caring for our son, it is so easy to forget something, and his medications are keys for survival.
The application is designed for people like our son who need assistance in keeping track of their daily medication intake. The application has been created for the entire family, young and old. It is self guided and easy to navigate. PillPad is set up with different key sections: Patient Information-- add/edit feature, Medication-- listing of all medications, Medical Sources-- Leading medical websites to educate persons of the medications they are given, and Pharmacies-- listing of a few pharmacies in the US, CA, and UK.
The application is one of a kind. The patient area contains all the family members in the household and divided by each person’s name. It allows you to add notes for extra medication instructions and to record the dosage to be taken for each medication. As the medication section and the medical sources section target the patient’s prescribed medications, the pharmacy addition is the heavy hitter. The pharmacy tab takes you to three different locations. It connects you with United States pharmacies, Canada pharmacies, and United Kingdom pharmacies. So that wherever you may be, you have the opportunity to order your medication right from the application. Now that is awesome.
PillPad even has an in-app calculator to help with calculating those fractional doses. Which in the CF world and I am sure in many other in depth illness’ worlds, dosage and fractional dosages can happen within minutes, hours, or days depending on the patients’ body response.
We are very proud to present this application to the BlackBerry community and in the same aspect wanting to raise awareness about Cystic Fibrosis. This application contains a lot of BBUI elements and is very smooth running. The elements used give the application life and functionality.
We hope that the BlackBerry community will embrace PillPad as we are trying to incorporate every aspect of taking and recording medications.
Future updates COMING SOON to include:
*Doctor Information section
**Updates have been approved and now show in AppWorld.