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MedOClock To The Rescue! Add An Emergency Contact To Your App

image5Nowadays, our phones are full of information, and if someone had to find a contact in an emergency for you, by opening the MedOClock application, they could easily access the number you’ve chosen as an contact in case of emergency. It could save your life!

If ever you were to suddenly fall ill and need to quickly contact someone to help you, you or someone close to you could simply open the MedOClock app to find the contact in an emergency and call them directly with a simple touch of the “Emergency Contact” button.

MedOClock contains all the medical information you need in one place, but to be useful, it is important to add all the details you need in there, including an emergency contact.

Here’s how to add a contact in case of emergency:

  1. From the main menu, select “Med Contacts”
  2. Click the button “Add” then insert the information of the person you wish to add as a contact in case of emergency. Think of a person who is easily reachable and that can get to you easily no matter where you are fairly easily.
  3. At the very end of the information section for your new contact, you will see an “Emergency” box. By selecting this box, the contact becomes your person in case of emergency. 
  4. Don’t forget to confirm before leaving by clicking the “Save” button.

That’s it! Now you’ve added someone as a contact in case of emergency in your MedOClock app. A small step that will be very useful if you ever have to use it.

There’s Something New for Med OClock!

image1Med OClock got a bit of a makeover just in time for the release iOS 8 and so we added some new features:

1) Add a Profile Photo

You can now add a photo to the profile of each user. Identify the person who has to take the next medication with one quick glance!

2) Prescription Refill Reminders

Med OClock now allows you to receive reminders when your prescription must be renewed. You can plan to add it to your shopping list before having run out of your medications.

3) In-App Purchases

You can now make in-app purchases to access additional features such as adding users. Only pay for what you use.

This new version of Med OClock is compatible with the iPhone 6 and 6+ as well as all devices that have updated their operating system to iOS 8.

Do you like the new version of Med O’Clock? If you have a few minutes, let us know what you think by leaving us a review via the App Store or by writing in to

Med OClock: Beyond Medication Reminders

Med OClock is an application that helps you remember when to take your medication, but it can also be used to add other daily reminders that help improve and maintain good health.

For inspiration, here’s a list of healthy things you can add to your Med OClock reminders:

medoclock-drink-waterPhoto credit: Dave Johnston

1) Drink water

Several health professionals* recommend to drink about 2 litres of water every day. For your convenience, add 4 reminders through your day that indicate taking a bottle of 500 mL. When the reminder rings again, fill up your bottle, and finished the previous one if it has not been emptied yet.

2) Take vitamins, fish oil or other supplements

In addition to medication reminders, it’s also possible to add reminders for taking vitamins and supplements that help you stay healthy including mutli-vitamins, fish oil, homeopathic remedies and much more. It all simply depends your own personal situation.

3) Go for a walk

Or a bike ride, a jog, a yoga class or any other physical activity that can easily be practiced every day. You can also limit physical activities a few times a week if your workout is more intense, but remember to get some fresh air every day. Health Canada ** explains that physical activity has many benefits including a healthy growth and development in addition to reducing risks of developing certain conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Photo credit: RelaxingMusic

4) Meditate

Put some time aside in your busy schedule to meditate, relax or visualise can also allow you to stay healthy. The Canadian Association for Mental Health *** claims that a daily meditation practice can be sufficient to combat chronic stress.

To add these types of recalls or other different types of medications, simply follow the instructions mentioned in this article as you would for an ordinary medicine, but substitute the name of the drug for an activity and the dose for the amount or duration of time.

Have you added other types of reminders on your Med O’Clock application? Share your tips with us in the comments.

* Passeport Santé, Boire de l’eau : pourquoi et combien?
**Santé Canada, Activités physiques – Modes de vie sains
*** Association canadienne pour la santé mentale, Les avantages d’une bonne santé mentale