MyMed Personal App Setup — For Beta Testers

How to create your very own personal medical records app in under 10 minutes using our Glide template.

Step 1.) Make a Glide Account

Go to https://www.glideapps.com/ and in the top right corner click on sign up. You will want to sign up with a google account, preferably one with a bit of storage as your application will live in its google drive.

Step 2.) Copy the app

Go to https://mymedtemplate.glideapp.io/ and click on the black button reading “copy this app.” You will then be taken to the Glide editor with a copy of the application open.

Step 3.) PROTECT YOUR PRIVACY

This is the most important step. In the top panel select the rightmost icon, settings, and in the right-hand menu select the “privacy” tab. Make sure your app is set to “private sign-in” and “only I can sign-in.”

Screenshot showing the essential setting for privacy.

Step 4.) Publish!

Your app is now ready to use! While there is more you can do to customize the design, at this point, you have created an individual private medical records application that you can use and configure on your device. Simply hit the publish button in the top right corner and scan the QR code to download.

(Note: the URL ending in .glideapp.io should be different from above! It is your unique URL for your personal app)

Screens showing the progression of install once you scan the QR code with your phone

Using your app

Of course, a great app is no good if you can’t use it. Here is a brief guide on how to get started…

Step 1.) Login

You must log in with the email address you gave to Glide. If you try to use any other address you will receive an error message stating “The email address doesn’t have access to this app.”

Step 2.) Profile

You will see a default profile with a small edit icon (a pencil) in the upper right hand corner. Use the pencil button to edit the items to match you diagnosis and emergency information. You can also change out the picture for one from you camera or camera roll.

Step 3.) Diagnoses

Under the left-hand menu, there is a tab labeled “diagnoses.” Using the plus button you can add any diagnoses you have as well as the primary doctor in charge of the condition. These diagnoses will become a way to sort and find documents.

Step 4.) Symptoms

Just before diagnoses, there is another tab labeled “symptoms.” The app allows you to list any custom symptoms when you make a note tracking your health. However, the list of symptoms you create in this menu will be a tracked over time and you can filter your notes by these symptoms to view the progression of a specific ailment. Symptoms are updated retroactively so don’t worry if you forget some, you can always add them later.

Step 5.) Folders

There are 5 main folders already created for you based on the results of our user research: prescriptions, bills, test results, referrals, and others. You can edit these folders or add more. To add a new folder simply click on the plus button in the top right-hand corner. All files must belong to a folder to encourage you to avoid creating a huge pileup of unfiled documents. However, the other folder exists to give you a place to put things that don’t fit well. Examples of additional folders might be “workplace accommodations” or “legal documents.”

Step 6.) Add Notes and Files.

To add notes and files simply click on the Notes or Files tab in the bottom menu bar then hit the plus button in the top right-hand corner. As long as you fill in the forms according to the instructions your notes and files will be categorized based on the diagnoses, folders, and symptoms you have set up in the previous steps.

Customization!

Of course, the biggest benefit of creating your own custom app from a template is that you can customize it from the start! Check out Glide’s documentation to learn how you can repurpose categories, reorder menus, or add new fields to collect the data you most value.

If you have an idea for an improvement to the template please email mymedtechteam@gmail.com and we will work to implement it! Your feedback is highly valued and we hope to continue to make the app easier to use, install and set up for our final product.

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Samantha Lincroft

Samantha Lincroft

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A student at Wellesley College and Monash University studying CS with an interest in math, philosophy, disability advocacy, and social entrepreneurship.