New York Times technology reporter Steve Lohr recently published this article on ‘The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records.’ It details the story of how one man’s own research was to thank for the discovery of a massive tumor deep within his brain. After doctors told him his scans showed ‘nothing to worry about,’ he gathered his own medical records and began doing some digging of his own. After pushing doctors to probe further, they found and removed a tumor the size of a tennis ball.
Unfortunately, this man’s story is not uncommon. How many times have you visited the doctor’s office, only to leave with an uneasy feeling in your stomach? Maybe your “results” didn’t sound quite right or you had a gut feeling you should get a second opinion. This case perfectly illustrates why we believe it’s crucial for every patient to have access to his or her own medical records and vital health data.
With more data at your fingertips than ever before, you have the power to take your health into your own hands. You can’t live your best life unless your health is at its best, too. MYQR Life Codes aim to put those records where they belong: with you, within easy access at the touch of a button.
Read the full New York Times article here.