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  1. Steve Cohen OUR PILLS TALK App
    01/04/2018

    To provide Medication safety, and accuracy when taking their pills, and hence, reducing potential adverse Drug Events with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, we need to guide them with Our Pills Talk Medication Safety App. They simply scan their pill’s pharmacy-generated qr barcode label with their smartphone’s free Our Pills Talk app scanner. Their doctor’s instructions are then instantly spoken out, advising them that they are taking their medication correctly. Especially for those who may speak English perfectly, but may not be adequately literate to read their traditional pharmacy label. Refer to QR Barcode samples on OurPillsTalk.com.au Smartphones may be subsidised via our NDIS. Your comments are always appreciated. Reply preferred via scohen300@yahoo.com.au
    Cheers, Steve Cohen B. Pharm. MPS (Hon) JP 0405105440

    • Jarrod McMaugh
      01/04/2018

      G’day Steve

      Can you confirm who would be entitled to a smartphone via NDIS in order to access this app (or similar)

      • Steve Cohen OUR PILLS TALK App
        02/04/2018

        Hi Jarrod, Great question. I recently registered as a provider with NDIS. One of my main goals is to receive permission from NDIS to provide payments for smartphones and usage training for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and other disadvantaged in our community. Many in this community may speak English quite well, but may not be adequately literate to read their pill’s sigs. Having these sigs spoken out load will greatly assist in reducing potential adverse Drug Events. Let me know if you have any further questions. Cheers Steve.

    • Karalyn Huxhagen
      02/04/2018

      This is exciting. In my work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients I have not found the older clients to be APP savvy. The younger clients are FB mad but I have never tested there adaption to using APPs. In our work with pain management I would be interested to know if you have completed any trials with indigenous clients

      • Steve Cohen OUR PILLS TALK App
        02/04/2018

        Hi Karalyn, As with any elderly members in our community, including ESL also, they would need to receive training with their smartphones, hopefully subsidised by the NDIS, with whom I have registered as a provider, of late. I have not completed any trials as yet, and would really be grateful for guidance and support by you or any other members out there in our community. Do you possibly know of anyone who may be interested in supporting our valuable project opportunity in this arena re potentially saving lives and Reducing Adverse Drug Events. Cheers Steve
        Ref: OurPillsTalk.com.au

    • Karalyn Huxhagen
      02/04/2018

      One of the O and G’s that I work with is developing an APP that allows him to send dose changes ffom his computer to his patients who are on sensitive dosing schedules eg IVF patients.
      These schedules are complicated and he may find your talk app helpful. Tx for sharing

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