Health PIE - App for your Health review
Keeping track of your medicine doses is indeed a tough task. For someone who needs to be on a continuous medication – the multiple dosages of different medications can be a daunting and annoying. That is where certain apps that help you out in remembering the dosages come into picture. Health PIE is one such app that can be helpful. Let us go into the details of this innovative app.
The medicines reminders, vaccine charts and such dosage details are always annoying to remember. For someone who has been falling ill quite frequently, this could be more of a daunting task. Keeping track of all prescriptions, and records of doctor records is more easy with the new Health PIE app. We will review the app in a little more detail in the following paragraphs.
What is Health – PIE?Health PIE is the new mobile app from mTatva. PIE stands for Patient Information and Empowerment. The application lets you monitor a multitude of health related parameters like blood pressure, health records etc. being recorded in a well organized manner.
The Health PIE app works in a quite simple way. It offers you a simple interface. Just upload a scanned copy of your prescriptions. The app does accept the images of the prescription as well. Once the prescriptions are uploaded, you need to set reminders based on your prescriptions.
If you, or anyone in our family has been falling ill frequently and needs a lot of visits to the doctor, the Health PIE app makes it easy to keep the prescriptions at one place.
The Salient featuresPrescriptions and Health records
Health Tips and care
The Health Info section provides helpful advice on health topics like Quitting alcohol/cigarette, Diabetes Care or Ways to be stress free.
Anything that the app lacks in?Well, yes – there are a few areas that need improvement. Given the fact that the app has been around since one year, hopefully the app will be updated with the required improvements.
The need for writing the names of medicines yourself makes it a little less useful. A database kind of organization would be a good addition. Having to write down the names of the medicines may be susceptible to errors.
As we are aware, there are several medications that are meant for lifetime. The app does not allow you set a reminder for lifetime. However, you can use 999 as a workaround.
Of course, the app reminds you to have the pills, or the medications as per the schedule entered by you. But, what if you are busy at the time and swipe the Taken just to stop the notification from bothering you, you are in for bad luck. You will not be reminded again! Actually, there should have been a Snooze kind of function.
The app has promising future. It has won multiple awards. The Health PIE has received good reviews from Zee TV, The Hindu and Dainik Jagran. The developers state that their aim is to
" … empower individuals & patients to take control of their health. Knowing & Understanding is half the battle…. Our information-content, articles & health tips help you stay updated, informed & be your own doctor."
In Conclusion….The Health PIE is a simple app that promptly does what it promises. But, we do not think it is an indispensable one at that. You can use a Note Taking app for the purpose. Or an EverNote kind of an app too does the job quite effectively. However, if you are someone who falls ill regularly, this is the app for you. If you have used the app and want to share your experience, we would welcome you here.