For many people, following their Doctor’s treatment plans and managing medications can be difficult. Even if you don’t suffer from a chronic disease, very few of us have detailed knowledge of our own medical history – information that could be vital in an emergency setting. Developed by GTM, LLC., My Health is an iPhone app that brings all of your important medical data to hand, in one easily accessible place.
My Health is broken down into a number of different subsections that allow you to detail almost every aspect of your physical health. The main subsections include:
- Medicine information
- Chronic conditions
- Lab data
- Screening tests
- Important contacts (Physician, Emergency)
Tapping on each of these sections allows you to input in the relevant information. For example, in the “My Medicines Chest”, you can enter in all of the details of each drug that you take including: drug name, strength, dose, when taken, reason (for taking), prescribing Dr., as well as a reminder. While helping you to remember what drug to take and when, this information is also essential from a clinicians point of view. Details of medications are extremely important if you ever need to present to the ER or even just to a new Doctor.
You can add information to the other sections of the My Health app in much the same way as described for the medications. In addition to typing in general notes, you can also include images in certain sections of the app, such as radiology, lab data, mammography tracking and procedures/ECG. You have the option of either taking a new image (i.e the test result), or choosing an image from your photo roll.
Given the nature of personal medical information contained in an app like this, there is a password protect feature to guarantee the security of your records. While not strictly necessary, it would be nice to see an update to the My Health user interface in the future, as while easy to navigate, it is rather bland. It would also be good to see the inclusion of an area for storing advanced medical directives and notes on medical legal power of attorney.
The Bottom Line: My Health is an extremely useful app for keeping all of your important medical information secure and easily accessible.
My Health requires iPhone OS 2.2.1 or late and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch.