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My Medical iPad App Review

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My Medical offers the opportunity to keep all your medical information together, at hand and accessible. It supports limitless capabilities to add other peoples’ medical information as separate records.

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Our Rating ****
iPad App – Designed for the iPad. iPhone version available
Developer: Steven Chaitoff

Price: $1.99
Version Reviewed: 1.4
Device Reviewed On: iPad

Layout/Design: ****
Controls: ***
Usability: *****
Reliability: *****

Overall Rating: ****

New Record

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Getting started with this app means you need to create a New Record. This is simple to do by selecting the people icon at the bottom left of the page. Next, you need to complete the default forms. These are straight forward and comprehensive. Starting with General Information which consists of name, address, employer, height, weight those kind of details. Once you add your height and weight the BMI is automatically worked out.

Information

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The medical information that you can add within My Medical is extensive. From standard details such as your blood group, to details of upcoming tests, surgical procedures and the name and contact details of your consultant.

Calendar

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One aspect we particularly like is the facility to link appointment dates to your calendar. Once the appointment has been added within My Medical your calendar will alert you to it from your iPad.

Calendar View On iPad

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Design

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The design is very fluid and clean. The app works promptly and comes complete with a whole host of templates to ensure you have a complete picture of your medical health and anyone else’s’ that you look after. There is also the facility to add documents from your photo album. These don’t have to be specifically photographs, they could be scanned pdf’s/X-rays, from other medical professionals, or perhaps additional information that you wanted to talk to your consultant about.

Who Would Use It?

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We see this app appealing to a very wide audience. From mothers needing to keep records of their children’s’ medical appointments and history to professional healthcare workers and it could even be developed in a less domestic fashion for medical staff on hospital wards.

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There are only a few niggles we have with this app. These include the fact that this version is tailored specifically to the US market. That’s fine of course, but if the developer wants to attract other markets then some of the categories will need to be changed. For example, in the UK everyone has a GP so that would need to go in. GP stands for General Practitioner which is your local family doctor. Perhaps the main niggle relates to the weight and height measurements. In the UK, weight is still commonly described in stones and pounds, typically someone would say they weigh 9st 6lb. My Medical cannot accept this yet but the developer will amend it in a future update. Finally, one personal category I would like to see added is ‘organ donation’. It would be a great opportunity to add this in and get the patients consent.

Access Via Your Computer

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If you find the thought of adding huge chunks of information on your iPad to be rather hideous, My Medical have a website and you can add the data to that and it will transfer automatically to your iPad into all the correct categories, you can find that here.

To conclude, this is an excellent app through and through, from the original concept and right down to the actual design and usability. It only needs a few very minor tweaks to make it a perfect app. There’s no question that really this should be one of the first apps you purchase for your iPad.

 

This app retails for $1.99 and you can pick it up here.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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