Keeping track of personal medical information is not only convenient, but could be life saving. Hermes by Neville Boundreaux is an app that will save your medical history and other pertinent information in one easy to reference place. You can create a profile for each member of your family – even your pets.
Adding a new contact is quick and easy; tapping the “Add” icon brings up a page where you can enter name, birth date, blood type and emergency contacts. The app even lets you pick an avatar from a gallery to represent each person.
Along the bottom of the screen runs a toolbar where you can enter various medical details for each individual family member profile. There are tabs dedicated to allergies, prescriptions, conditions and doctors. Specific allergies can be selected from a drop down menu, or you can enter one in manually, and in either case the app allows you to mark the seriousness from low to severe. Prescription and condition information can be entered manually and include such details as prescription dosage and which side of the family a condition stems from.
Lastly, the tab for doctors’ information allows you to enter the name, address, and phone number for all physicians seen by a family member. Once you’ve entered an address, Hermes allows you to pull up a Google map showing directions from your current location. There is also a “Call” icon next to the phone number entry that will quickly dial the physician’s number for you.
In the future, the app creators may want to improve Hermes by adding a password protection feature; perhaps a login screen. In the event that your phone gets lost or stolen this app would give someone access to very personal data, and that might make some users uncomfortable.
Hermes not only makes it simple to keep track of various contact and dosage information that may get misplaced or forgotten, but it saves important information in one place that might be hard to recall in the chaos of an emergency. In the case of an accident or other medical emergency, this app gives users quick access to crucial facts about blood type and allergies that could save someone’s life.
Hermes is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch and requires iPhone OS 3.1.2 or later.