GreatCall Announces MedCoach app, available in Apple's App Store

Easily Keep Track of and Follow Your Medication Schedule for Free

San Diego, June 28, 2011 -- GreatCall, Inc., a leader in developing wireless services focused on keeping people connected, safe and healthy and the creator of the Jitterbug cell phone, today announced the immediate availability of its first iPhone application called MedCoach -- designed to make medication management easy! MedCoach joins the company's growing portfolio of award-winning products and services. The application will help customers better manage their overall well-being for free, directly from their iPhone or iPad.

With MedCoach, users can easily follow their medication schedule as prescribed by their doctor, track adherence to that schedule, and even be connected to their pharmacy when it's time to refill a prescription.

MedCoach offers standard options in a Medication Reminder service, such as a personal medication schedule, a contact list of doctors and pharmacies, and a medication history, however the real benefit to users comes with the assistance offered and the systems used for keeping customer information secure at all times.

Key features include:

  • "Shake for HelpTM" is a handy tool to always get an answer when you need one. Just shake your phone at any time and information will appear via a help "bubble" on screen specific to the topic being read.
  • 24/7 access to live, personal assistance via email to GreatCall's HIPAA compliant customer support team.
  • Customer information will be kept private via GreatCall's secure SAS70 Type II infrastructure.
  • A helpful medication lookup option that accesses the First Databank national drug database to help you select your medication and dosage.

A June 2010 report issued by The Healthcare Intelligence Network, 2010 Benchmarks in Improving Medication Adherence*, found that beyond increasing risk of death, poor medication adherence is tied to as much as $290 billion annually in increased medical costs. It is also responsible for 33% - 69% of all medication-related hospital admissions in the United States, at a cost of about $100 billion per year. MedCoach can help to reduce these numbers by engaging the customer with an easy-to-use and unobtrusive system designed to minimize missed dosages.

Whether you take multiple medications at different times of the day, or just simply want to remember your daily aspirin, MedCoach will assist you in an easy-to-use and interactive way.

Download MedCoach at Apple's App Store: www.itunes.com/apps/medcoach.
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About GreatCall, Inc.

GreatCall is a company of "People You Can Count On" to deliver wireless services focused on helping people stay connected, safe and healthy. The company stands apart from other wireless services providers through its simplified, personalized and humanized approach, as well as its commitment to providing a high-quality customer service experience. The company has been widely praised for its ability to deliver the benefits of innovation and technology in a meaningful and easy-to-use format. GreatCall has received prominent national media accolades from the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Washington Post and major TV broadcast networks.

GreatCall's services, apps and cell phone handsets are sold nationwide at leading retailers such as Best Buy, Sears, Sears Hometown Stores, Radio Shack Dealer Franchise, Fry's Electronics and ShopKo, as well as direct to consumers at 1-800-918-8543 and online at GreatCall.com Service coverage includes the U.S. and Canada. GreatCall is located in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit www.GreatCall.com.

* http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5dfac8/2010_benchmarks_in

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