It’s an mHealth development that worrying parents everywhere will welcome with open arms.
Today marks the launch of MotherKnows, a new secure service that gives parents 24-hour access to comprehensive information about their child’s medical and health history.
The online platform was introduced Tuesday at TechCrunch Disrupt.
According to the platform’s creators, the new service gives parents a way to instantly access their children’s health records any time – from life-threatening emergencies to routine school, daycare and camp registrations – from a smartphone or website.
“We had to do it!” proclaimed co-founder Hesky Kutscher. “There’s so much information that can be accessed ‘easily and instantly’ these days, but medical information hasn’t been among that. But now, we’re giving parents the ability to pull up their child’s entire medical history whenever they want, which is sure to make for much more efficient doctor’s visits, emergency care, insurance conversations – and yes, those dreaded registrations.”
MotherKnows gives parents access to all the information that could possibly need: past and upcoming immunizations, allergies and medical conditions, a full record of all doctor visits, growth charts, medications, and other important milestones.
The information shown in each record is collected directly from medical providers after each visit
Perhaps most importantly, all the information on MotherKnows can be accessed directly by doctors or any other caregiver if authorized by parents. Parents simply sign a release form and confirm information as it is processed.
For more information about MotherKnows, click here.