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AMA Unveils New App

November 23, 2011
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The Chicago-based American Medical Association (AMA) recently introduced its second app, designed to allow patients to store, carry and share their medical information. The app is now available through the iTunes store for 99 cents.

"The AMA’s new My Medications app provides a place for patients to store their medical information and share it with their physicians. When a physician has access to a patient’s current medications, allergies and immunizations, the risk of medication errors and adverse reactions to medications decreases," AMA Chair-Elect Steven J. Stack, MD, said in a statement.

My Medications lets patients store, carry and share medical information in one place that patients can take with them anywhere they go. It gives patients the ability to create and update a list of medications, including dosing and schedule information. Immunization records and allergy information can also be tracked. The app allows patients to email medical information to health care providers, family members or friends. It also allows patients to maintain a list of their medical team’s contact information.

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