There is a lot of buzz lately around personal health records maintained by patients and families, such as the projects underway by Google and Microsoft. I stumbled upon a low tech version – with a twist – that is worth taking a look at, and looks like a very easy and workable solution.
“My Family Care Manager”, was developed by Edward De La Loza, LCSW, a social worker in
The concept is to put all this in a binder, use it and for the patient and caregiver to take it when they go to an appointment, hospitals and so on.
The other interesting idea was that this information, if stored on a computer, could also be backed up on a thumb drive and carried at all times. I think it’s safe to assume that in a situation where time is essential, there will be a computer nearby with a
For many people, tools such as My Family Care Manager help people to manage the sea of information thrown at them, and helps patients and their caregivers to get important information to the next person in the health care chain.