- Fact: Four billion prescriptions are dispensed each year.1
- Fact: One of every three patients has difficulty understanding medication instructions.2
Reduce Medication Errors. Potentially, 1.5 billion prescriptions are dispensed each year to patients who may not know how to use them properly. Making sure that every patient takes their medication correctly is critical to patient safety. Medication mistakes are the most common form of medical errors in the United States and result in 3.6 million office visits, 700,000 emergency room visits and 117,000 hospitalizations each year, according to a report from the Institute of Medicine.
Meducation is a time-saving, innovative on-line tool that generates simpler, personalized medication instructions in the patient's preferred language. Patient-specific medication instructions – drug, dose, time of day -- are simplified to 5-8th grade reading level & presented in intuitive formats. Pictograms of time of day and medication techniques convey information unambiguously. All content is available in over 20 languages and can be delivered to patients, electronically or printed, without interrupting clinical workflow. All content is then accessible by patients from home via the patient portal.
Funded in part by National Institutes of Health/NIMHD SBIR Grant Program (R44MD001212).
- Health literacy research
- 5-8th grade reading level
- Larger fonts for elderly
- 21 languages
- Video demonstrations
- Patient portal
- Subscription pricing