Word of the week: Mango Health
Mango Health is a mHealth app that was launched to help consumers better manage their personal health, as it encourages consistent and safe use of medications. There is an alarm feature that allows users to set reminders to take their medications based on their schedules programmed into the app at the beginning of use. Along with reminders, the app displays useful safety information about medications, including instructions for use and information on any conflicting medications and forbidden foods. These features support the overall goal of the app, which is to achieve significant improvements on patient outcomes and reduce costs to the healthcare system. Mango Health partnered with large companies like Target and Gap to implement a reward system that uses gamification to engage consumers in a fun way to monitor health. If users stick to their set schedules and take their medications the right way, they receive virtual points to go towards rewards including gift cards to Target and Gap.