Many medical doctors and nurse practitioners are recommending that patients or caregivers keep copies of his or her medical records at home. The patient and the doctor can avoid dangerous prescription interactions or misinformation caused by lost medical records. The MedTrakker Medical Organizing System can store copies of vital documents, just in case the original documents are misplaced or destroyed by a natural disaster.
Keeping up-to-date medical records are vital to helping doctors understand a patient’s previous medical history. Additionally, doctors and nurses believe that patients can help eliminate wasting precious time, during a life-threatening medical emergency. Storing copies of the patient’s medical records can save money and time, since the patient will not have to repeat costly tests or procedures. However, patients who have a chronic condition like cancer or diabetes can show a specialist what treatment they are following.