Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Patient Tools for Care Management

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The following tools were curated and shared with patients at the Benjamin Center. Read more about our session on tech tools for patient care, here!

Patient Care Management Technologies

Adhere Tech's smart pill bottles attempt to increase medication adherence by wirelessly sending medication amount and reminding patients to take their prescribed dosage via phone call or text

Adhere Tech – smart pill bottle

Adhere Tech bottles measure the exact amount of pills or liquid in the bottle in real-time, and wirelessly sends this HIPAA-compliant data into the cloud, and remind patients to take their medication via automated phone call or text message.  Adhere Tech’s smart pill bottle will be available in 2014. 

Mango Health – prescription drugs and supplements management

Mango Health is an app that allows patients to manage their medications and supplements in an incentivized, gamified environment.  Patients can schedule set alerts as reminders for pill consumption and learn about dangerous drug interactions. 


Jack Imaging - store, view and share your medical images 

Jack Imaging (beta) enables patients to store, view and share medical images in any WiFi-enabled setting. Upload images directly from your imaging CDs without any software installation required and share with providers, friends or family with the click of a button. 

Simplee – medical bills management

Simplee is an alternative to Cake Health.  Just like with Mint and your financial accounts, you give Simplee access to your medical insurance accounts. It then brings in all of your medical, dental, and pharmacy bills and presents them in an easy-to-understand dashboard. Simplee tells your total medical costs, how much you’ve paid out-of-pocket, your deductible, and how many doctor’s visits you and your family have had.

Healthy Out – nutritional guidance for dining out

Healthy Out finds you dishes at local restaurants that match your diet and nutrition preferences.

Community Building Technologies

Cure Together connects patients with treatment ratings across ~637 health conditions
Cure Together – communities around conditions

Imagine patients around the world coming together to anonymously share qualitative information on over 600 medical conditions and their treatments. Patients rate symptoms and compare treatment outcomes. 

Smart Patients – online community for cancer patients

Smart Patients is an online community where cancer patients and caregivers learn from each other about treatments, clinical trials, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.

CrowdMed – wisdom of crowds for solving medical problems

CrowdMed is revolutionizing healthcare by harnessing 'the wisdom of crowds' to help solve even the world's most difficult medical cases quickly and accurately online.  Crowd Med believes in the power of groups to gather information, make smart decisions, and ultimately help save lives.

Healthy Labs

Healthy Labs builds networks to connect patients so they can learn from one another. 

Quantified Self

Fitbit dashboard allows you to track daily activity, calories burned, sleep and weight
Track daily activity, calories burned, sleep and weight. Upload wirelessly and see progress on mobile and online dashboard.   


A record of how you are doing based on your answers to simple questions every day.   


MoodPanda is an interactive mood diary/journal that measures and keeps track of your happiness, creating neat pie charts and graphs to show you how you've been feeling over time.

Cancer Oriented Technologies

Avva Advocate is the first and only free breast health iPhone app
Avva – free, comprehensive breast health iPhone app

For all women regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with breast cancer or not, this app helps patients keep track of their mammogram appointments.  If newly diagnosed, this app can also help breast cancer patients prepare for important upcoming visits with physicians. The app helps patients create a list of questions for your doctor by providing patients with highly personalized suggestions. Then, during your visit, save typed notes to your questions or record audio of your conversation. You'll get the most out of every visit and make sure you never forget any of the important information from your doctors. Mobile – developed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Accurate oncologist-approved cancer information from Cancer.Net, with tools to help plan and manage your cancer treatment and care. 

Cancer.Net Mobile includes up-to-date guides on 120 types of cancer, with information about treating cancer, managing side effects, managing the cost of care, and living with cancer. Use interactive tools to keep track of questions to ask doctors and record voice answers. Save information about prescribed medications, including photos of labels and bottles (on camera-enabled devices). Track the time and severity of symptoms and side effects.

All information on Cancer.Net was developed and approved by cancer doctors who are members of ASCO.


  1. Nice list! Some of those apps are really great. However, I'm still looking for an app that will combine not only pill reminder, but also other prescribtions reminders - as sports and meal, maybe even something else. Looking for this one -, hope it will solve all the issues.