New Indian App May Decrease Prescription Errors By Increasing Legibility and Decreasing Translation Errors
It seems that there really is an app for everything. In a recent article by DNA India, a new app is on the market targeted towards Indian physicians. The app, called Safe RX, is a way for doctors to put in prescriptions for patients that ensure the prescriptions are legible. In addition, the app automatically can translate the prescription into 14 different languages, further decreasing any chance of confusion.
With the incidents of prescription error at an all-time high, apps like this one aim to fill a gap where oversight is minimal.
In addition to the safety aspects of the app, it will also automatically recommend generic equivalent for brand name prescriptions. This should help to keep medical costs down for people without insurance.