My review of the newest app, “Patient Whiz.”
Happy Memorial Day. I hope everyone is have a wonderful and safe day.
Denise at Caregiving.com asked me to review the app, “Patient Whiz.” In past blogs, radio shows, Google Hangout, email and so forth you have heard me mention that one of the best pieces of medical information you can take to your appointments is a binder with all your caree’s medical history, medications, etc in it. I still suggest that highly.
It just so happens that my thoughts of saving all of that information to a flash drive and carrying that around has been taken to the next level by a company that now offers the app called “Patient Whiz (PW). PW takes the binder idea to a whole new level and puts it all “AND MORE” in a device you don’t leave home without–your smartphone.
The app allows you to enter not only general information but historical, gives option to scan (photograph with your phone) old or new documents and store them within the app, enter medications along with dosages and due times, signs and symptoms, gives you logs for BP, cholesterol, blood sugar, exposures, exercise and weight logs. The app provide links to major medical, health and drug related sites.
I must say that, at the start, it may take you awhile to enter all of your caree’s information. But once you’re done, everything you need and all future medication changes, discharge findings, new information that needs to be entered is just a click away. Instead of carrying in a 3-in. binder weighing in at around two to three pounds along with pushing the wheelchair and carrying a 30 oz. black ice tea with no ice, no sweetener to simply having your smartphone in your pocket or purse, well you do the figuring.
One less thing to stress over makes it one step closer to a great day.
Great app, I am using it (still entering data) and will soon be entering my own data, not just mom’s, so if anything should happen to me Trish has all my information right in hand.