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My oldest son always enjoyed good health as a young child. Aside from two incidents his youth was fairly uneventful. He was with the same pediatrician for years and aside from the ortho for a fracture in his foot there were no specialists. Things were simple and that’s pretty much how I thought things were for most people. Until I had my second son.
My youngest son has Down syndrome. He was born with a heart defect and was severely jaundiced. Since then we’ve seen countless doctors. Many of them were specialists – cardiology, ENT, ortho, gastroenterology, audiology. We’ve had a couple of pediatricians, one because I fired his incompetent self and a couple of others due to changes in insurance.
We love our present pediatrician, who we’ve been with for a number of years. I will never forget when he first started seeing my son. In order to be thorough and up to speed he wanted copies of my son’s medical records. Well. If you’ve ever had to get records from a bunch of different doctors you know it isn’t a fun time. It’s tedious and time consuming, and that’s under the best of circumstances. I have always thought that it was be great if records could always be kept together. I mean, they could if you have file cabinets and whatnot, but that takes up a lot of space and isn’t very portable. I love the idea of portable medical records because it would mean no matter where we were if something happened to my youngest then doctors could have answers to their questions in a hurry. Kinsights provides parents a free and convenient online children’s medical record keeper where they can manage information from their child’s medical history.
Kinsights is an online Pediatric Personal Health Record Keeper for parents. Gone are the days where you’re being held responsible for keeping track of slips of paper or lugging files and folders containing your children’s health information. And in the event of an emergency, you can even have the health records sent to the ER or out-of-town doctor in a snap. Organize your child’s growth and developmental milestones, immunizations, medications, allergies, and more. This tool is amazing and a godsend to parents. Kinsights is also a community where parents can safely seek and share answers to parenting questions. You can ask anything and Kinsights will find the right community members who can provide guidance. Kinsights even offers groups with similar interests their own pages, including single parents, grandparents, those interested in car seat safety, baby & kids fashion, potty training groups, and many more What’s really cool about this community is that it makes finding the best answers easy-community members vote up answers so the best content rises to the top.
Kinsights is easy to use. Signing up for a free account takes literally seconds. Once you create your account you add profiles for your children. Note of interest, you are not able to add a child over the age of 18. When building your child’s profile you supply basic information, and as little or as much of it as you like.
Kinsights can track what immunizations have been given. This is always a question no new patient forms.
Kinsights can track allergies. I was surprised that gluten was not included, for those with Celiac disease. I tried nuts, since we know a number of people with nut allergies. You could pick from specific nuts but not just choose nuts in general.
Kinsights tracks developmental milestones. I remember when my first son was born I wrote everything down, it seemed important to me at the time to know if he was doing things on time or not. And doctors seemed to ask it all the time. Ever filled out a new patient form for a child’s doctor? They want to know everything! If you suffer from CRS like I do then you know you can’t remember every single milestone. So if milestones are important to you it’s best to record them somewhere.
Adding notable medical issues is easy. You just type in some information describing the condition and a list of possible matches comes up. My oldest had a concussion after he ran face first into a rack of bowling balls.
My oldest also fractured the growth plate in his foot. As you add issues you can mark them long-term (meaning ongoing and possibly unresolved) or short-term (meaning cured or resolved). His fracture healed but I left it as open to see what it did to the record.
Once the health profile has been created you can view any section you want. Here you can see the medical issues I added.
You can also filter by year, which would be very helpful in some instances.
An added benefit to being a member of Kinsights is that it is also an online parenting community. Members can join groups wit other people that have similar interests or live similar lifestyles. Users can also find lots of advice and support within these groups as well. Members can ask questions, which are answered by other members. Community members then vote on the answers so the best ones are at the top.
If you’re looking for a way to organize health information for your child, be sure to check out Kinsights!
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