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This mobile app will put every new mom at ease

(NC)—Having a baby is one of the most extraordinary experiences in life. It's also one of the most stressful — right up there with buying a new home and moving. Now imagine doing all three of those things at once.

That's the situation Amy Bennett found herself in when she relocated to another part of the country while in her final trimester. According to Ms. Bennett, the transition was made easier thanks to an innovative and easy-to-use source of information and connectivity: a mobile app called mihealth.

“I'm expecting my first child, and I have a lot of questions,” she says. “Considering our decision to move to a different province in my seventh month of pregnancy, it's reassuring that I can text message my healthcare providers and keep my personal health records with me at all times.”

Mihealth is a secure digital consumer health information system that gives users direct access to their personal, physician-validated health information including prescription and over-the-counter medications, allergies, immunizations, chronic conditions and test results. It works on a desktop computer through the internet, and is also available as an app for Apple, Windows, Android and Blackberry smartphones.

Mobile technology is transforming family healthcare, helping people to take better control of their health by giving them direct access to their personal health information and supporting two-way communication between doctor and patient. For example, new moms and moms-to-be can use this app to:

• Access their health information anytime, anywhere via an internet connection or smart phone;

• Securely message their doctor or other primary care provider with questions;

• Provide limited or full access to their medical information for family members and others in their circle of care, such as specialists, pharmacists, and emergency staff, resulting in more informed, better care;

• View lab results;

• Make appointments.

According to Toronto-area physician, Dr. Betty Choi-Fung, there are also advantages for a patient's primary care physician such as fewer telephone tag calls, missed appointments, unnecessary office visits, a permanent record of all messages and changes to a patient's file, and reduced time pressure on the physician and his or her staff.

Dr. Choi-Fung says the biggest benefit of the new app for busy doctors is the time it saves. “An app like this one is much more efficient than sifting through paper copies,” she explains. “As a result, I can spend more time with my patients.”

Ms. Bennett says this new dedicated app could put the minds of a lot of new moms at ease.

“There is nothing worse than having a question about your baby's health, or wanting clarification from something that was said at your last appointment and getting a busy signal at your doctor's office,” says Ms. Bennett. “Mihealth has provided me with a level of comfort leading up to my due date, and I can definitely see how it would continue to do the same long after my baby's birth.”

More information is available online at www.mihealth.com.

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