Using the words "colonoscopy" and "easy" in the same sentence may seem contradictory, but not anymore. Improvements to the formerly dreaded colonoscopy preparation process have made the prep experience much easier, and now there's a mobile app taking the ease a step further.

Geisinger's Gastroenterology and Geisinger In Motion teams have collaborated to create the "Easy Prep: Colonoscopy" mobile app, which is designed to help anyone prepare for their colonoscopy procedure.

This free app helps explain and prepare you for your colonoscopy, providing you with information about what to expect before, during and after your procedure.

To make your colonoscopy prep process easier, Geisinger Health System's "Easy Prep: Colonoscopy" app offers you a personalized schedule with instructions on exactly what you need to do as a part of your preparation and when you need to do it, with the option to receive reminders and notifications on your smartphone.

The app also gives you a list of helpful hints and tips, medication instructions and hospital directions, as well as a shopping list of items you'll need for your clear liquid diet and items you should stay away from.