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Loving Evernote for Child's medical situation

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LONGTIME Evernote user here. I am constantly surprised at how often I find new use cases. Lately, Evernote has proved invaluable for our family with our child's medical situation.

Our 9 month old daughter has a very rare genetic disorder just discovered in the last month and we're constantly in doctors offices, longs stays at the children's hospital, and lots of research. My wife and I share a notebook and add every medical bill, article we read, and notes we take when talking to the doctors. Many times only one of us is at the hospital, so when we take notes, the other person can go into the notebook and read the notes after the doctors leave. I've even used it to record a doctors conversation so I could go back and listen. (he spoke with a thick accent). We're also in the process of scanning and updating in Evernote, her entire medical records from each hospital and doctors visit.

In the next 2 weeks we have 3 appointments with 3 different specialists and I plan to take my iPad and use Evernote to take notes. It's great to have the notes to refer to when talking to a different specialists or even when explaining it to friends and family.

We also use it to keep our daughters birth certificate and social security card on file which has been invaluable when filling out all of those medical forms! I honestly could write and talk about Evernote use cases for days. But in the last month, this use case has been a great piece of mind for our family when it comes to my daughters medical condition.

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We use Evernote for the same thing! My 5-month old has a rare bleeding disorder and we track every article and doctor's note in a shared notebook. We've also created a notebook stack for Family Health. My wife and I keep track of any prescription we have.


We also save it offline so we can always have access to the medical records wherever we are. Huge lifesaver. Our different hematologists receive shared notes all the time from me.


I also share the notebook with my brother, who is a doctor. He doesn't check it always, but has access to it whenever he wants to check. He was able to warn us about a prescription my wife was taking that would be bad for our baby's bleeding disorder. Really, really useful.

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