Mango Health Improves Adherence to Medication with Gamification
Former executives from the ngmoco, a mobile gaming company, wanted to create an application that would help people remember to take their medication. The creators of Mango Health believed that, with over 75% of health care spending going towards dealing with chronic conditions, consumers needed an application to help manage their chronic ilnesses.
Mango Health has an easy to navigate and colorful interface. The home screen allows users to see their medication, inbox, schedule and points. Users can access their home, history and medications.
Mango Health uses two different methods to motivate people take their medications. Users can compare how many doses of their medication they have taken and how many they have missed compared to the general community. Users can also earn up to 10 points per day for taking their medication on time. These points can be redeemed for coupons, donations to charities and gift cards. All the rewards are forms of paid advertising.
One drawback to Mango Health does not currently allow to share this information with users’ doctors. Such integration would help bring Mango Health to the top of the medication-tracking mobile applications.
Mango Health is available as a free iPhone application at the moment.