Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Website Spotlight: PicnicHealth

By Noga Leviner, CEO of PicnicHealth
Whether it’s a runny nose, immunizations, or the childhood right of passage that is your first trip to Urgent Care, kids are in and out of the doctor’s office constantly. The average healthy child will catch up to eight colds per year––to say nothing of the kids with more intensive needs. As a mom, you already have a full time job, and tracking down past medical records is no picnic. (Truth be told, it’s nearly impossible to do unless you ask for them on the spot during an appointment).
But as the world’s first comprehensive digital health record service, PicnicHealth is changing all of that. They compile all of your records and digitize them, so you can access your information anytime, anywhere. The interface is sleek, clean, and completely user-friendly, and best of all, they ensure that your records—or your children’s records—arrive at your doctor’s office before you do, so miscommunications can finally be a thing of the past.
PicnicHealth founder Noga Leviner came up with the idea after a Crohn’s disease diagnosis turned her life into a paperwork nightmare, and it’s easy to see the benefits for the chronically ill. But even if you’re relatively healthy, the advantages of tracking your complete medical history are significant. If, for example, you develop a condition later on in life, or want to pass on an accurate family history to your children, you’ll be able to access your information with a quick log in––and that’s nothing compared to what it would take to call up every doctor you’ve ever worked with years later to ask for paper copies.
Much like insurance, it’s easy to overlook the importance of saving your health records when you don’t need them––but when you do, you’ll be glad you planned ahead.

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