If you’re a parent, then you know that keeping track of everything in your child’s life can be a challenge. However, a couple new apps have helped simplify keeping track of a child’s healthcare information. As reported by Michael Sherman for Ragan’s Health Care Communication, there really is a great deal of information that needs to be kept track of throughout a child’s maturation.
According to Sherman’s article, “By the time a child becomes an adult, he or she will have seen about 18.7 different doctors, according to a Practice Fusion survey.” Sherman continues, “the average medical record is 13 pages long, which means the average American has a health record of 200 pages in nearly 19 various locations.” To help coordinate this enormous mass of information, MotherKnows and My Health Records were created. These two apps have many useful health properties, including tracking medications, noting allergy flare-ups, and many other common occurrences.