Many thanks to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation for the kind words in their latest newsletter:
“MyMedSchedule.com is a free website that helps patients or their caregivers build personalized medication schedules. By going to MyMedSchedule.com and filling in medications, it is simple to create a clear, personal chart to help patients remember when to take their medicines. The schedule can be printed in a letter- or wallet-sized format for the patient's convenience and is even available with large type if desired. In an emergency at home or away, a first responder would immediately have access to vital medication information necessary to render appropriate aid.
“The concept was developed by Tim Peters. For over 25 years, Peters has created a wide variety of medical education programs and materials for doctors and their patients. Tim knew from experience that when healthcare professionals don't know what patients are taking it can lead to adverse reactions. He also became aware of the problem of medication reconciliation and its importance to patient safety.
“Medication reconciliation involves creating a pre-admission list of a patient's medications. The list is used as a method to reconcile the patient's medications against what is prescribed on admission to a hospital, when the care level changes, or when discharged. Tim wanted to create an easy, user-friendly tool for both patients and professionals to create a personalized medication schedule. He envisioned a schedule that could be maintained and frequently updated by the patient at home. Since people are continually on the go, it could also be taken along on daily outings or longer trips. In the event of an emergency, the schedule could be used as a pre-admission list for medication reconciliation. The result of Tim's work is MyMedSchedule.com.”