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Apr 30, 2014 · Leave a Reply

Tools to take charge of your cancer survivorship plan and medical history

By Sheryl M Ness, MA, RN, Manager, Cancer Education Program @smness

It's been a while since we talked about having a survivor care plan to organize your diagnosis, treatment and follow-up plan.

Most major cancer centers today offer such plans. It will soon be a standard of care to provide treatment summaries and survivorship care plans to all cancer patients.

As a cancer survivor, you may have been diagnosed in one medical center and traveled to a specialist for a second opinion, then back to another center for treatment. It's important to be able to organize your medical history during and after treatment for your personal use and to share with present and future healthcare providers.

Read more on the blog here

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cancer/expert-blog/cancer-survivorship-plan/bgp-20092709

 

I recently talked with Maayan Cohen, who is the founder of a new app called Hello Doctor that you can download free to your iPad or iPhone and use to organize all of your medical records in one place.

Here is a direct link to the Hello Doctor App https://hello.do/d/d

Ms. Cohen was caregiver for a good friend who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She was quickly overwhelmed by the amount of documents they needed as they visited various oncologists and specialists for diagnosis, second opinions and treatment.

With the free app, you can scan, send or take a photo of your medical documents with your phone and the tool organizes and tracks all of your paper or digital medical records in a safe and secure place.

Mayo Clinic also has a free a patient app that gives you access to Mayo Clinic wherever and whenever you like. It provides you with:

  • Updates on health news and information from Mayo Clinic
  • Access to schedule and manage your appointments
  • Information on our education resources, classes and sessions
  • Access to your personal health information
  • Maps, lodging, restaurants, concierge services, shopping and events at all three Mayo Clinic sites in Minnesota, Florida and Arizona.

Be sure to update your iPhone or iPad with these tools before your visit with Mayo Clinic.

Here's a link to the ABC News Video on the Hello Doctor Application

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/video/doctor-app-organizes-medical-history-health-records-ipad-23051268

And, for more information on the Mayo Clinic patient Application, link here

http://www.mayoclinic.org/patient-visitor-guide/mayo-clinic-apps-for-patients

 

Tags: Living With Cancer, Cancer Survivor, Cancer, hello doctor, medial history, mayo clinic application, survivor care plan, app, application, Matthew Clark PhD

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