Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals is a network of healthcare professionals local to my area in Philadelphia, but there’s a nice bit of freeware they offer and I don’t see any reason not to spread it nationwide. If you hit TJU’s site, you can request a free CD-ROM application that will allow you to track your personal healthcare records. I work in the healthcare industry and I would love to see more use of tech like this; more often than not, your own personal health records are a real hassle to get and switching doctors tends to be a nightmare.
With the TJU application you can:
- record doctor visits
- set automatic reminders
- organize immunization schedules and more
While it sounds fairly simple in terms of functionality and you can’t use these records for actual files at a doctors office, it’s a start. Have a healthy day and if you request the CD, tell ‘em jkOTR sent you. Remember: mobile tech every day keeps the doctor and desktop away!