With Medcorder, you can track your upcoming appointments, get prepared by organizing logistics with family, create a list of questions for your doctor, and get a high-quality recording and transcription of your consultation. We want you to get the most out of your visit with your doctor and believe that being prepared benefits you and everyone supporting your care.
Once you're all set up with an account and shared patient group, it's time to add upcoming appointments. To do this, tap the calendar icon in the lower left of your screen. When the appointment cell opens, add the appointment topic and all logistical information. You can add questions you want to ask your doctor to the appointment detail screen. Family members in your group can also view and add questions to the appointment detail.
To see upcoming appointments, tap the calendar icon in the upper right corner of your screen. In this view, you can see all past appointments, as well as upcoming ones. You can also add a new appointment by tapping the plus sign in the upper right corner.
Use the text feature in your patient group to exchange ideas with your family about how to prepare for your visit. You can also use this feature to arrange things like transportation, assistance with meals, and any other ways you might need help.
If you have added your upcoming appointment to your patient group, you will receive a reminder to record your consultation fifteen minutes before the start of your appointment. Tap the record button in the reminder banner to start recording. Make sure you follow best practices (link to FAQ page) for recording.
To view your questions while recording, tap the "Questions" link at the bottom of the purple recording screen. To make notes, tap the "Notes" link located next to Questions. Notes will autosave to your appointment details.
Saving your recording adds it to the appointment details. Please note that for long recordings 20 mins or more, it takes about half of the time transcription to occur.
All family members who have been invited to your room and have installed the Medcorder app, should be able to view your appointment details, including questions, notes, audio recording, and transcription. When you and your family know exactly what the doctor said, this ensures you get the best care possible.
The global pandemic is showing just how crucial it is to have a way to safely and privately share health info.
Ten years ago, when Leila Chambers' sister was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma, relaying accurate info to Chambers' parents, who didn't live nearby, was a challenge. So, more recently, when her sister got ovarian cancer, Chambers thought, there must be a better way to keep our family in the loop.
Here's a story from a Medcorder user about how Medcorder has helped them and their family through a challenging medical situation. Julie's story energizes us, and reminds us why helping patients record and share with family is so important.
Three years ago, my horse slipped mid-gallop. My last memory was the sound of my helmet cracking against asphalt, and then snippets from the emergency room. When I confided in my doctor that I had lingering memory troubles, he suggested a test to figure out exactly where things in my brain were going haywire.
Then I walked out of his office and promptly forgot what he'd suggested. The irony of having to call and ask for a reminder on the memory test was not lost on either of us.
Had I recorded our appointment, however, the follow-up call would have been unnecessary. I never even thought to ask if I could record, though. That's strange because, as a journalist, I record almost all of my conversations.