E-Generics: a Mobile Application
Rosaly B. Alday1, Marita Anne T. Gamboa2, Vincent R. Buensalida3
1Prof. Rosaly B. Alday, Department of Computer Studies, Lyceum Philippines College of University, Capitol Site, Batangas City.
2Ms. Marita Anne T. Gamboa, Department of Computer Studies, Lyceum Philippines College of University, Capitol Site, Batangas City.
3Mr. Vincent R. Buensalida, Department of Computer Studies, Lyceum Philippines College of University, Capitol Site, Batangas City.
Manuscript received on 8 August 2013 | Revised Manuscript received on 18 August 2013 | Manuscript Published on 30 August 2013 | PP: 49-51 | Volume-3 Issue-3, August 2013 | Retrieval Number: C1085083313/13©BEIESP
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Abstract: Patients believe that branded medicines are more effective than generic ones, but due to high cost of branded ones, patients learned to patronize the generic counterparts due to its cheaper cost and with the belief that it has the same effects in curing ailments. Since medical prescriptions are written by doctors with the branded names, patients tend to ask for the generic counterpart to the salesclerk or pharmacists when buying in the drugstores or pharmacies. In the process, a reference manual is to be consulted by the salesclerk for the proper generic name equivalent of the medicines. It is this context that this study had put into a very handy gadget, the cell phone a mobile application that can be installed and used offline for reference. An algorithm was used to guide the development of the mobile application for easy location of the data from a database using search functions. That is, a ternary search tree algorithm was used to search the database developed through SQLite and the mobile application was developed using Java Android SDK. Therefore, e-Generics will provide patients or anyone who always buy medicines an easy, fast, reliable and handy reference as it can be easily installed in android cell phones.
Keywords: E-Health, Medical Informatics, Medical Prescriptions, Mobile Application, Ternary Search Tree Algortihm.
Scope of the Article: Distributed Mobile Applications Utilizing IoT