After some searching on the internet, Donna came across Medcorder and decided to give it a try; she felt it would be even more helpful to have a transcript that she could read through while listening to the recording. As a retired nurse, Donna likes to read and absorb the medical recommendations given by her doctor. She was delighted by how easy the app was to use. And with her doctor being very amenable to recording, the whole process was very smooth.
“Sometimes what I thought I knew about what the doctor said was different, so going back through the recording and transcript answers my questions,” Donna said.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Donna recently transitioned to telemedicine appointments to receive the results of her CT scan. To record the appointment she followed Medcorder’s instructions to record the call with her doctor by using two devices: an iPad for the call, and the Medcorder app on her phone for recording. Seated on the floor, she propped up the iPad on her knees, with the phone next to her, its microphone positioned closely to the tablet.
“The audio recording was clear and audible, and the transcription came out great too. My daughter had already seen it in the chat room and listened to it before I could send her a text to remind her!”
Donna expects to have more telemedicine appointments with her doctor to receive results, which she prefers to driving 3 hours for a fifteen minute meeting with her doctor. She’s looking forward to using Medcorder for all of her doctor visits, in person or over the phone, so she and her daughter can better understand her doctor, her health status, and her treatment options.
It’s no surprise that many doctor appointments are now happening over the phone, and we’ve been working hard to make Medcorder as helpful for telemedicine consultations as it is in person. With the latest version of Medcorder (Version 3.3), we’ve added a key new telemedicine feature: automatic appointment recording of calls from your doctor. Read on for more on how it works, and other new features we've added!
During these times of the Covid-19 Pandemic, we've heard many stories from the community of Medcorder users about how they're adapting and adjusting. Below we're happy to share Donna's story, which she generously shared with us. These are the kinds of stories we love to be able to tell.
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.