The app is a tool to let you save, review, visualize and report on your medical data, like Blood Pressure, Glucose levels, Weight, etc.
You can enter data from the Inputs tab and tap the Save button in the upper right corner. Afterward, it will take you to the History tab to show what's entered and previous records. Tap the Charts tab to get a visual trending graph for the data. You will need to enter multiple data that spread over time in order for the chart to be more meaningful.
On Stats screen, you can filter the stats by any correlation tag you have logged, such as medication. This will give you a valuable insight to see how different factors impact your health.
The key is to leverage the Menu button at upper left corner of most screens. You can click on this button to bring up the menu on the left side of screen.
Left menu allows you to jump to different function areas such as My Health Records (for data input, chart, stats, history, profile, etc.)
Email / Export for data export and report,
Imports for loading data from outside,
Users for switching, adding and removing users, and many more.
The app is not meant to be a measurement tool. It cannot read from measurement devices automatically. The measurement has to be taken separately, and the data have to be input manually.
Go to the main data screen and select Profile at the bottom. This should bring you to the screen to change user preferences such as name, unit preference, body height, etc.
Data input screen can be customized to best fit your needs. You can remove fields that you don't want to track, and/or add more fields onto the screen from a group of predefined fields.
To adjust input form, click Configure My Health Form button at the bottom of input screen.
Each data type configured for user will be shown in an individual chart. See instructions above on how to customize fields in input form.
There are two tabs on top of chart. One is used to select how many days of data to show. Another one on upper right corner is used to filter data by entry time during the day (morning, afternoon or full day).
To see more data, swipe left and right on the chart to display data from earlier or later time.
On iPhone, you can also rotate the screen to landscape mode to view chart in full screen mode. In landscape mode, you can tap once to show menu controls and swipe left/right to display more data.
Systolic and Diastolic Alarm Thresholds determine when to apply visual warning colors on the charts and stats tables for the blood pressure.
By default, if the Systolic and Diastolic values approach 130/90 mmHg respectively, the graph and text color will gradually turn yellow, and will become reddish when the values approach 140/100 mmHg respectively.
To change this setting, go to main data screen and select Settings at the bottom. This should bring you to the screen to change user preferences. Select Systolic Alarm Threshold or Diastolic Alarm Threshold, and enter your target values. You may consult your doctor for the best values to set.
Data can be exported by email. They can be embedded in the email message or in PDF file or in .csv file attachment. There is an option to include charts along with the data. The data can be customized by defining From/To dates and specific categories to be exported.
You need an account with us to get the data sync feature. Steps to follow -
1. Create a new account inside the app using Data Sync menu.
2. Activate the account using the link from registration confirmation email.
3. Sign in to the same account from another device/app.
Tag input fields are a type of special values. They are not meaningful by themselves, but are tracked to find out how vital signs change with them. For example, the blood pressure values can be different on left and right arms. To reflect that, we need to log (i.e. tag) which arm is used to take the blood pressure values. Later we can filter the readings to calculate how blood pressure values vary between two arms. Such information is presented on Stats screen.
All Tag field values are free style text input. Try to keep them concise while meaningful, as the table space on Stats screen is limited. Tag values are not just limited to those pre-created ones. All tag fields can accept new values added on the fly.
Once a tag value is selected for a reading, it can be changed only if you update the reading. Changing the tag value at Edit Tag screen won't change any existing readings with the old tag value.
Data correlation will give you insight on how your vital sign changes based on other tags/activities, such as medications and measurement arms (for blood pressure).
In general you will need to "tag" your readings with the activities you perform, and save them. After you have enough readings to show the difference, you can go to Stats page to select appropriate filter settings. The Stats will be recalculated to show how your vital changes with the selected filter.
The tags apply to the fields of its own category. For example, Measurement Arm tag will only be applicable to Blood Pressure category. It will show you how the blood pressure varies between two arms. However, it has no tag value for Glucose category at all, for example. Therefore, no difference will be shown for Glucose category. The only exception is Medication types of tags. Any medication you tagged will be applied to all categories, and differences on all vital signs, as long as they are tracked, will be calculated and displayed, again, on the Stats page.
Check out How to use Tag input, and How to find out medication impacts for more discussion on data correlation.
Medication inputs, including oral, injection and other types of medicine, are treated as another type of Tag input. It can be correlated with vital sign values and calculate Maximum/Average/Minimum values at Stats screen. This will give you a valuable insight into how effective a certain medication helps you.
By default, Stats screen calculate Maximum/Average/Minimum values for today, this week and this month. You can select the Settings icon on upper right corner to see more options.
On the Apply Filter screen, you can select filter options to correlate your data, and understand how they impact your vital signs. For example, you can select medication field to apply as correlation and see how your vital sign changes with or without taking the medicine.
All correlation fields have the tag sign next to it on the Inputs screen. You can easily manage the tag values by tapping on the tag icon. As to medication tag field, we recommend putting the medicine name and dosage as one tag value entry.
For those who live on a different schedules, their morning/afternoon are different from what clock says. This app allows you to redefine when your PM starts. This will ensure you to have comparable blood pressure AM/PM readings even if you have to work on night shift.
To change this setting, go to Preferences screen that can be accessed from the top first item on the left menu. Select PM Start Hour field, and enter when your PM starts, i.e. the noon time. For example, if you usually get up at 12 PM, you can define your PM Start Hour as 4:00 PM. Then the adjusted afternoon hours will be from 4:00 PM to 4:00 AM for you.
This setting impacts blood pressure AM/PM data grouping only.
Data can be imported through .csv file. Detailed data import instructions are provided at Import screen.
This app can be used to track multiple users (after in-app purchase for some versions). To add a new user, tap Add User on the left menu. On the Create User screen, enter the basic information as well as some preferences. When finished, just tap the Save button at upper right corner.
From the top of left menu, tap the user's info. Then on the Preferences, select Delete This User at the bottom.
Each reading can be deleted from History tab. Tap on the Edit button in the upper right corner first. Then select multiple readings to be deleted, and tap the Delete button. To delete just one record, you can swipe the row to reveal the Delete button and tap to delete.