Skip to Main Content
Nova southeastern University logo Martin and Gail Press Health Professions Division Library Logo

QR Codes: Best Uses Health


  • Food / drink labels to link to nutrition info, calorie calculators, diet web sites
  • Medication labels, linking the codes to patient handouts, physician and pharmacy contact info
  • Identify drug interactions (useful for patients and physicians) via web site
  • Medical devices link to how-to information (text, video, or audio) in different languages
  • Link medications, patient devices, physical locations to live chat assistance by health care providers
  • QR codes on an ID card or key-chain linked to the patient’s emergency contact info, allergies
  • Identify emergency medical services in their area
  • QR codes on exercise equipment  to encourage appropriate exercises, connect to heart rate monitor