OnCure App Helps Parents Prevent Mistakes During Colds and Flu Season
The OnCure app gives parents peace of mind during the stress of having a sick child.
According to Henry Spiller, the Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, there is an alarming epidemic in the country of parents and caregivers of young children inappropriately administering medication to them when sick. Children are often given improper doses, medicated twice, or simply given the wrong drug. Why is that happening? Busy schedules, tired parents, more than one sick child – there are plenty of reasons causing the most loving parent to make mistakes.
After experiencing this first hand Hadas Kanner-Golan, an entrepreneur and mother of two, decided to do something about it. A year later, she is releasing a new mobile app called OnCure for the iPhone that provides proper dose and timing information for over the counter fever reducers for infants and children, tracks medications between multiple caregivers, and can even be setup to provide scheduling for prescription drugs.
The app allows parents to enter the age and weight of a child to ensure that they are being given proper doses, when the time is right, of fever and pain medications.
Once a medication episode is started by the user, the app builds the appropriate schedule for the child, and will notify the caregiver when another dose is available for administration, while also providing all related dosage information. Users do not need to set any reminders, remember anything, or update other caregivers – things you don’t have time for, and that can get very confusing, when your child is sick. Prescription medications can be inputted as well based on the physician prescribed dosing and scheduling recommendation.
OnCure 1.2 is available now in the United States on the iTunes app store as a free download to manage a child’s first illness episode. Future episodes, as well as episodes for multiple children, can be unlocked for a one-time payment of $1.99 (USD), allowing multiple caregivers to be updated and synched (enabling seamless coordination with babysitters, day care providers, grandparents or other adults in the house) can be unlocked in the app for a one-time payment of $0.99.