What does living in the digital age mean to our personal information? It may mean that some information we want to keep private becomes public. It also means we can use apps to record, save, and use important private information to our benefit.
That’s the case with medical information. Where do you keep the details?
Doctors and insurance companies may have some of our medical data, but there’s no central location for every medical record. Thankfully, there’s an app for that.
My Medical is a Mac App Store app specifically made to collect, store, and display vital medical information on your Mac (and, there’s a version for iPhone and iPad).
What My Medical does is become a central warehouse for all your medical information, including emergency contacts, health insurance plans, doctor information, and medical records.
This handy app can take photos and images and attach them to your medical record, including chart test results, blood tests, X-ray information, and more.
Doctor and lab test appointments can be dropped into My Medical and auto synchronized with iCal. There are built-in templates to track test results over time, including the basics from blood pressure, weight, blood sugar, and many others.
Test results can also be displayed over time with moving averages so you can see your progress.
How secure is My Medical?
All data you enter in the app is stored on your Mac (so, keep your Mac secure), and not on some server in the cloud. But if you need to send the information to a doctor or insurance company, it can be exported as a simple spreadsheet.
For compatibility, My Medical also supports CCR (Continuity of Care Record) so data is compatible with other health systems. You’re also not limited to a single user; add other family members and their medical records, too.
My Medical is simple to setup and use but comes with one glaring flaw. There’s no demo. It’s Mac App Store only, so there’s no trial before you buy. I consider that OK for apps that are 99-cents or even up to $4.99, but not for app with My Medical’s price tag.