CareZone Medication App: Review
Product name: Health Info Organizer
Manufacturer / Distributor: CareZone
Compilation: July 2016
This page contains our CareZone Health Info Organizer review.
Analyst Summary: CareZone Health Info Organizer
The CareZone Medication App (when we wrote this, this product was offered by AARP as the AARP Rx App, but this is no longer the case) was one of our two top picks for the Useful Apps Club in July 2016. Read our comparative analysis of medication apps for more details about our evaluations.
This is a tidy app with a number of good features.
First, to enter your medication the app will guide you into taking several photos of each label on pill bottles and other medication. We were skeptical, but in our testing the medication entry was fast and accurate – even when we purposely took bad photos. Care Zone used information from the labels to collect the names of our doctors, our pharmacies, and prescription numbers, as well as other information. Unfortunately Care Zone does not provide the user with a picture of the medication.
The app also provides “trackers” for recording certain measurements such as blood pressure, pain, glucose levels, and several more. Care Zone can remind you to record a tracker measurement at a certain time each day.
It is easy to export your medication data into an email message. We didn’t find a way to export our trackers or journal entries.
Care Zone supports multiple people, if you handle medications for someone else.
Care Zone also provides a web site that can be used to manage your medication and other information, almost as if you were using the app on your smartphone. Updates in one place are immediately reflected in the other. This is a nice feature if you are more comfortable entering data using your laptop.
Care Zone also allows you to share your information with another Care Zone user. If you do, you are granting them complete access to your medication and other information. The other user will be able to add or delete medications and change dosing schedules for you. More than just a “buddy” everyone in a particular “care zone” has full access.
You remain the owner of your care zone and you can revoke the share permission, but you have to do that via the web site, not the app. This sharing is a lot, so we suggest you use it with caution.
Care Zone says they are compliant with HIPAA.
Downloading this App
There are several ways to download the App. You can download it directly from the App Store or the Android Playstore here:
Or, you can get it at the CareZone website (see link to manufacturers website at top of page).
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