Greater advocacy for your own health as an engaged member of your care team
The death of a spouse is a significant loss. Many families today already are pretty good at using information technology (IT) for communication in day-to-day life. That makes it easier to use IT for health too. Managing digital health records is just a new way to communicate information used for health and care. Computer technology and mobile applications make it easier to share health-related information, but it also makes it easier to store and access that information. Having a digital dashboard that helps you organize and review the information you use for all aspects of health and wellness can become a part of every person’s normal routine. It’s sort of like having a digital scrapbook for all aspects of your life.
These records can become part of a person’s life legacy. A person’s health story really is, to a large extent, their life story. Keeping these records digitally, for each of your family members, helps everyone reflect on their growth over time and day-by-day.