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June 20, 2012: News Release – Canada’s leading health care organizations launch new app and electronic initiative to promote the safe and smart use of medicines

Ottawa, Ontario – June 20, 2012  – Seven of Canada’s leading health care organizations have joined together to launch new electronic tools to help Canadians use their medications safely and appropriately.

The tools are the latest innovation in the Knowledge is the Best Medicine (KiBM) program which was created by Canada’s Research–Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) in 1994 to help Canadians better manage their own health care. They include a free new iPhone and iPad app, MyMedRec, and website which have been developed by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices Canada with input from Canadian patient groups and health care provider organizations.

The new electronic record is aimed at empowering the growing number of smart phone owners who use mobile devices to manage a wide range of personal data, including their medication information.   Read more ...