Patient Journal App
Announcing the Patient Journal App – a new, free iPhone app to help patients and families manage health care information.
Being a patient or having a loved one in the hospital can be stressful and confusing. You are in a new environment with lots of information being given to you. There is so much to think about and to process- the names of the doctors and nurses, new medications, scheduled procedures, questions to ask, and so much more. It can be a bit daunting.
The Josie King Foundation has created a Patient Journal app. Patients and families can use this app to easily record vital medical information, stay organized, keep a permanent medical record, and share the notes with doctors or anybody else via email.
The Patient Journal app is now available for free download on the Apple App Store: apple.com/us/app/patient-journal.
How to Use
Using the Patient Journal app is easy. The app opens a list of prompts about information that should be tracked during a hospital stay.
To enter notes, click on a category to learn more about it and type away.
You can review the information you have entered, and can even scroll through the daily entries to get an overall view of a patient’s changing condition.
At any point, you can email the journal to a doctor, a loved one, or yourself to keep as a permanent record of the hospital stay.
The Patient Journal app can be reused for subsequent hospital stays.