How often have we just taken out our smartphones and clicked away to glory? Quite frankly, we all live by this every hour of the day. What we eat, what we wear to work or where we hang out in the evenings and everything in between. We have a tendency of documenting everything we do and share on social media for friends and family to be a part of it. We snap it, we WhatsApp it, we twitter it and Facebook it, we sneeze and it’s instantly on Instagram. Such is life in these techno-times.
In this hustle and bustle of life in the fast lane, we miss out on the one aspect that matters the most – “Our health”. When it comes to our well-being, it’s a must to maintain all the related data, records and history for all future health scares and emergencies.
- Who would remember your allergies and past surgical details?
- What medicines gave you reactions?
- Which treatment proved helpful in the last hospital visit?
- What are the past, present and current condition of your body and mind?
- Where will you rush to find all your files, papers and prescriptions when you need it ASAP?
Now that we have a list of possible situations that can arise anytime, anywhere and with anybody announced, it should make you stop for a minute and think hard. While it’s pretty cool to document your daily lives and preserve it to look back at them as happy memories and all, it’s more important to do the same with your medical records and history.
Collect all the happy memories and moments you want, but you do need a healthy body and mind to cherish them in your later part of life. Having a back-up of your medical files, prescriptions, x-rays and lab test results on your mobile phones or PC and laptops is the best thing to do. You have lot many options to save your data online. It’s not only convenient and easy but also comes handy during urgencies. With your data online, all you have to do is click a couple of buttons and there it is. Ready to use and accurate in nature.
Simple ways to store your medical history online;
- Click a photo and save it to your image/photo gallery
- Scan the documents/images and email it to your emergency contact person
- The same can be stored in a folder on Google drive / Cloud / hard drive
As shown above, we can just about click any health-related documents or image and immortalize it online forever, just like you freeze your best moments in life through your camera lenses. When the time comes, it’s available on demand for your doctor to save your life and restore you back to health. This is the simplest and most effective arrangement you can have for your well-being in today’s times. In fact, it’s like a free health insurance for you and your loved ones. It will assure that you get well during sickness and hospitalization without much hassle.
No more worries of old paper folders taking up extra space at your homes and offices, no more stress of misplacing the papers during your annual spring cleaning, no more spending time on dusting old files and sorting them in order. No more rodent chewed, water spilt or musty old stuff. Either we start using online clinical software like KiviHealth, where every detail is stored online with safety and security, or we click the photos and save it on our own devices. This stands true for both the doctors and the patients.We live in an era of digitization, where even the humble cup of tea can be ordered online, this is a matter of life and death we are talking about. If you are not storing your health history online, then you, my friend are a risk taker and swinging on a trapeze without a safety net. It may or may not pay off. The choice is yours.