Anticoag Guide


by OSF HealthCare System

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The Anticoag Guide app is a tool for people or caregivers of persons that are taking an anticoagulant drug, also known as, a blood thinner. The app features a virtual advisor that provides important information for anyone taking a blood thinner. In addition to facts about blood thinners, there are minigames and checkback questions to test the user's knowledge.

Target Users

Patients or caregivers of patients prescribed on a blood thinner


  • It is a free app, compatible with all iOS and Android devices
  • Covers warfarin, rivaroxaban [Xarelto], apixaban [Eliquis], and dabigatran [Pradaxa]
  • Designed for ease of use, with an intentionally simple interface


  • Understand drugs' purpose and indication
  • Identify the importance of medication adherence
  • Understand how to take the medication
  • Distinguish proper actions if dosage is missed
  • Differentiate between major & minor bleeds
  • Identify examples of Vitamin K rich foods

Data Collected

This app collects the following anonymized data, which can be provided as an Excel file:

 Total app use time Per Session: number of sections completed
 Total app launches Per Session: score on assessments
 Per Session: date & time Per Session: user selected gender
 Per Session: usage time  

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