Amid COVID-19 outbreak, new ABA app helps manage critical medical information
With the COVID-19 pandemic making easy access to your medical records more important than ever, the American Bar Association, in cooperation with Mind Your Loved Ones, Inc., has launched a new mobile app that stores and manages critical medical information, including health care advance directives, on your smartphone. The app can also be used to store information for loved ones, such as elderly parents.
“When you’re asked about your own or a loved one’s medications, advance directives, medical history, insurance information, physician contacts, allergies, or other medical notes, how often do you have any of that information at your fingertips? Probably seldom, if ever,” ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said. “MYLO makes it possible to have that pertinent medical information immediately accessible no matter where you are.”
The app also allows users to view, print, fax or email information stored on it, including advance care directives.
“The app was created because one of the biggest problems we all experience in making decisions for loved ones is that information is not in our hands when needed — at the right time and at the right place,” said Charlie Sabatino, director of the Commission on Law and Aging. “This smartphone app helps solve that problem.”
The app costs $9.99 per year, but ABA members can receive an exclusive discount price of $4.99 if they use the link below. Non-ABA members can receive a discount price of $7.99 at the same link. A one-year subscription to the app is free for all ABA staff.