MedXCom is a new smartphone app that is changing the way doctors and
patients interact by providing a central place for medical records and a
secure way to exchange information, but that's not all. The benefits of
this little app extend well beyond the doctor's office and into the
MedXCom smartphone app
How MedXCom Helps Doctors
MedXCom is designed to provide primary care physicians with a convenient way to coordinate teams of specialists to effectively manage a patient's care. It does so by allowing all of a patient's doctors to access one another's records, securely communicate with one another, and receive timely updates about changes in a patient's medical status. This gives every doctor on the team access to all the information he or she needs to diagnose and treat, without wasting time asking a patient to repeat information already given to another physician.
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How MedXCom Helps Patients
The patient version of MedXCom, called MedXPatient, puts patients in control of their own medical records by providing 24/7 access and a secure way to update their own medical information and have their doctors notified immediately. MedXPatient also allows patients to access information posted by doctors, such as lab results, instructions, and medication reminders.
How MedXCom Helps Daters
MedXCom has uses that extend beyond the doctor's office. MedXPatient has a feature, MedXSafe, that allows users to securely exchange doctor-certified STD-free statuses. This feature uses the aptly-named "bump" technology, which allows users to exchange information by bumping their phones together. Gone are the days of taking a potential partner's word for it!
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MedXCom can be downloaded through iTunes and is available for iPhone and Android. It costs around $50 for doctors, but is free to patients -- a great price for peace of mind and 24/7 secure access to all of your medical records.