Colonoscopy Prep Assistant
, as its name suggests, is an app that supports a patient during the colonoscopy procedure preparation when a patient is required to ingest a liquid laxative. The app tracks the number of glasses completed and time between glasses, notifying the patient when it's time to drink their next glass. It is available free for iPhone and the Android Smartphone.
Procedure preparation apps can offer significant benefits to patients and providers. Arun Swaminath, Associate Director of the IBD Center at Columbia University Medical Center, says "Thorough bowel preparation allows me to identify the smallest polyps or cancers. In addition, good prep shortens the procedure's duration, making it safer for patients. Strict adherence to prep instructions allows for the highest quality colonoscopy."