How To Connect Digitally With Your Pharmacy And Doctor

By Libby Jane Charleston
on 3 February 2017

MedAdvisor is a smartphone app that allows people to connect digitally with their pharmacies and GPs to manage their medication. The medication management platform has more than half a million users and works by connecting patients to their local pharmacy.

The app provides them with real-time access to their personal medical records, reminders and instructions for when and how to take medications, remote script orders and more.

Available free on mobile and internet devices, the platform also incorporates a variety of valuable and convenient features including reminders and pre-ordering of medications, which together improves adherence by approximately 20 per cent.

MedAdvisor’s newest feature, GP Link, lets patients request a script renewal from their GP for regular medication without having to visit the clinic in person. It’s a major step towards taking the patient-doctor relationship online.

A recent survey of MedAdvisor users found the majority of Australians want access to new healthcare technology such as remote consultation, but do not want to have to change their doctor.

The survey found about two thirds of respondents said they would be likely or very likely to renew a script online with their regular GP if given the option, and about half said they would undertake an online consultation.

“MedAdvisor’s research shows that there is a huge, perhaps even surprising, demand for new technology services like online consultations and script renewals among patients, even those in older age categories.

The challenge for companies like ours is to create technology that will be embraced not just by patients by also their doctors, so they don’t get left behind,” Robert Read, CEO of MedAdvisor said.

MedAdvisor has welcomed over 600,000 registered users through its connections with over 45 per cent of pharmacies across Australia.

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