Compatible with all Apple
devices, but with separate
Although not specifically developed for children with autism, My Medical is an app that does a great job of keeping medical information for anyone and everyone. If need be, you could probably even use this app to track the health of your service dog!
The iPad version is very pleasing to the eye and also very easy to use. The interface is intuitive and well designed. It gives you the feeling that you're flipping through a nicely organized medical portfolio. The iPhone version isn't quite as pretty to look at due to the confines of the smaller screen, but it's every bit as functional.
My Medical seems to have a spot for everything you'd need; General info, medications, tests & procedures, episodes & injuries, family history, insurance, surgical procedures, and much more. There's even an area for documents and photos. Hard to remember the names of all those prescriptions? In this app you can not only type in the name, but also include a picture of the pill or the bottle or maybe the label in addition to when it was prescribed, who prescribed it, etc.
One very important feature is the ability to transfer records between devices. This feature works well too! If you input all your medical information into your iPad you don't want to input it again into your iPhone. If you have My Medical on your iPhone as well as your iPad you don't have to! You can simply transfer all that info from iPad to iPhone. Zing! It all shows up! And, of course, you can password protect it.
You can also backup all your info. The backup feature sends an email to the email address that you specify. All you have to do is get that email on your iPad or iPhone that has My Medical installed. Click the link in the email and your info is restored. Nice! Want to export all or some of your info via email? My Medical does that too!
When you schedule your office visits you can put a reminder on your calendar with the touch of your finger from within the app. It's built-into My Medical. This app has almost every feature you'd want.
One shortfall is that it does not incorporate the ability to sync between devices. You can transfer records, as I mentioned. But if you go to the doctor with your iPhone and input new information or change existing information you'll want your iPad at home to have the most current and correct information also. Dr. Shane (that's me) says a WiFi sync feature could remedy this. For now, you'll have to transfer the record to your iPad as soon as you get home and use the new record to overwrite the existing record on your iPad. That's the work-around. But sync'ing would be better because it would cause less confusion and would minimize the potential for lost data.
Another feature I wish My Medical had is an area for voice recordings. Doctors use big words and they say lots of stuff. They give you much valuable information and advice. And I can never remember all of it. I wish My Medical had an area for voice recordings so I could record the doctor while he was talking. Then, later on, I could replay it and hear his advice once again when I had a clear head. Yes, your iPhone or iPod Touch can record this, but it wouldn't be protected if it was simply recorded via Voice Memo.
Got a child with autism? Get this app! Keep an accurate and complete record of your child's health at your fingertips. And use it for your own health, and your spouse's health, and Rover's health too (wink, wink).