Geisinger and Merck launch patient communication, care delivery apps

  • Geisinger and pharmaceutical manufacturer Merck debuted a pair of new software tools aimed at improving patient care and communications.
  • The Family Caregiver application aids in care coordination by enabling two-way communication between patients and their caregivers. Features include a calendar, patient-managed medication scheduler, personal preference options, provider names and contact numbers and journal to jot down notes.
  • The second new tool, called MedTrue, integrates various medication data sources to boost reconciliation and adherence. Among the app’s features are a patient web interface and point-of-care access to the patient’s prescription drug list and adherence report.
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