Med Coach Medication App: Review
Product name: Med Coach
Manufacturer / Distributor: GreatCall
Compilation: July 2016
This page contains our GreatCall | Med Coach review.
Analyst Summary: GreatCall Med Coach
Nice app with a medication database. However, searching the database was unreliable – sometimes our medication came up, sometimes not. Five repeated searches for amlodipine returned five different, and often incomplete, results.
This Medication App was one of the runners up for the Useful Apps Club selection in July 2016. Read our comparative analysis of medication apps for more details about our evaluations.
More about our testing
Finding your medication using the search that MedCoach offers is key to using the app. We found MedCoach to be unreliable in our testing. We captured some screenshots to illustrate what we felt was flawed behavior.
We did two separate searches. One for albuterol, and one for hydrochlorothiazide.
In each case we repeated the search multiple times, and got different results.
Sometimes the search found the drug we wanted. Sometimes it did not. You can see the screenshots below.
Example 1. We tried to add Albuterol to the MedCoach app.
Example 2. We tried to add Hydrochlorothiazide to the MedCoach app.
As with the albuterol example, several times the search function found the correct drug, but several times it came up blank.
This inconsistent performance was confusing to a user and deemed undesirable by our analyst, and was the primary reason this App did not make our "Explorer choice" short list for medication apps..
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