Social media is the Costco of human imagination. Remember that song from Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory? “Come with me / and you’ll be / in a world of pure imagination…” Sounds lovely. Until you consider whose imagination your kid is stepping into.
What we assembled was basically a patient-oriented personal health record; one that, while not comprehensive, contained the important major points that he needed to communicate. It brought together information from the many different doctors, clinics and institutions at which he’d been seen over the years. It presented information in a more succinct way than any health record possibly could (at this point), because we took the time to groom cross-institutional information, combine it with his personal experiences, consider how a doctor would need to consume it, and deliberately lay it out.