What is MEDSort.com?
Medsort.com is a comprehensive medication list and personal
health record (PHR) management system. It is designed to help patients keep
an up-to-date, self-reported list of their medications, allergies and other health
to their health care providers. Medsort.com
provides an interactive, secure medium to link patients and physicians, improve quality of
care, and reduce medical errors.
MEDSort.com was founded by a team of physicians and pharmacists
who understand the complexities of our fragmented healthcare system, where accessibility
to patients' health information is often limited.
Our mission is to improve the quality of patient care by allowing patients
to store and manage their medication list and other health information online and
to make that information available to healthcare providers.
In fact, MEDSort.com goes beyond simply making this information available
to healthcare providers; a copy of the patient's most recent medication and allergy
list is automatically
sent to their health care provider(s) every time there is a change in the content
of this list. Medsort.com empowers
patients by giving them complete control over the content of and access to their
vital and private health information.
information will be stored securely and no one will have access to this confidential
information without the explicit permission of the patient.
Why should I use MEDSort.com?
Patients are usually surprised to find out that their physicians often do not know
exactly what medications they are taking.
Frequently the medications that a patient is taking do not correlate with the medication
record that the physician has in the patient's chart.
This is because physicians frequently add or remove medications from the
list, or even change the dose or the frequency of the medications.
This is often done over the phone or on weekends, or by other covering physicians,
hospitals or healthcare providers where it is not reflected in the patient's chart.
Another important factor is that patients often have several physicians who prescribe
different medications without automatic communication to patient's other providers. These factors can potentially create
confusion for physicians and other healthcare providers who need to know the exact
up-to-date medications their patients are taking.
There are many situations where a patient's medical chart is not easily available. For example, when patients change doctors
or are referred to new physicians, often the new doctor does not have the old medical
records at the time of the first visit in the office.
MEDSort.com allows patients to have an updated medication and allergy list
online where it is easily and immediately available at all times.
You have the ability to fax this information to your new doctor before or
on the day of your doctor's visit.
In addition, patients using MEDSort.com will be able to carry an emergency access
card with them where ever they go.
In case of an emergency, if you are traveling or have to seek medical attention
in an urgent care or emergency department, you can have any healthcare provider
look up your medication list online using your emergency access card.
Sending my medication list to my doctors:
An important feature of MEDSort.com is that it allows you to fax your medication
and allergy list to your health care providers.
You can send your medication list to any of your doctors at any time. In addition, you can schedule to fax
your medication list at a future date to any of your physicians.
For example, if you have a doctor's visit next month, you can schedule your
most up-to-date medication list to be faxed to your doctor on the date of your visit. On the day the fax is sent, it will
include your most updated medication list at that time.
Another important feature of MEDSort is the option of automated faxing.
By choosing the automated fax feature, anytime you make any changes to your
medication or allergy list, an updated fax will be sent to your doctor.
This ensures that your health care providers will always have your most recent
and accurate medication and allergy list in your medical chart.
My doctors can verify the accuracy of my medication list:
MEDSort.com is designed with the specific intent of improving
your quality of healthcare by minimizing medical errors.
Taking the wrong medication
or the wrong dose of a medication can have serious adverse health consequences.
With this in mind, MEDSort.com has created a unique system whereby your health care
providers can verify the accuracy of your medication list.
This is done in two ways.
The first requires minimal effort on the part of your physician.
By simply faxing your current medication/allergy list to your physicians,
they can check to make sure that you are taking the right medications with the right
dose and at the right frequency. If
your doctors find a major error on your medication list, they can contact you to
correct the potentially dangerous mistake.
In addition, they can keep the list you send them in your chart so they always have
access to the most up-to-date medications you are taking.
The second way your doctors can verify the accuracy of your medication list is by
logging on and viewing your medication list online.
Once your doctor registers at MEDSort.com, an automatic link is established
whereby they are able to view and interact with your self-reported medical information. Your doctor can then verify your medication
list online. The next time you log
on, you can see which medications on your list are accurate and which ones your
doctor feels are inaccurate. If you
do not want a registered physician to be able to view your information online, then
simply remove that physician's name from your physician list.
Remember, the medications you are actually taking do not always correlate with the medications your doctors
think you are taking
or should be taking. By using MEDSort.com, your doctors can
reconcile this difference and avoid potentially dangerous medication errors.
As a physician, you can take advantage of MEDSort.com with no extra effort on your
part. As practicing physicians, we
understand the time constrains of a busy practice.
We also understand the frustrations of trying to reconcile your patient's
most updated medication and allergy list when there is incomplete or conflicting
For those patient's who have a MEDSort.com account, you will automatically receive
the most recent version of their self-reported medication list which will be faxed
to you by your patient. This will ensure
accurate and updated chart data and will allow you to know if your patients are
taking what they should be taking.
On the other hand, you can register with MEDSort.com as a provider and have immediate
access to the information about all of your patients who are members.
As a registered physician, you can view, verify, and add medications to the
patient's list with an interactive link.
Furthermore, your verifications are reflected on the patient's medication list when
it is sent to you or any other provider.
In addition, registered providers are listed in a searchable database so your patients
can find you when registering. You
also have access to labeling information on most medications and a state of the
art medication interaction and pill picture database which will be available shortly.
Physicians Using EMR (Electronic Medical Records):
If your office uses an electronic medical records system, you can take full advantage
of MEDSort.com services. You can use
your patient's self-reported medication list to reconcile with the patient's electronic
We are currently working to allow direct download of this information to your software
using the current health information exchange standards.
As registered providers, you are poised to take full advantage of this feature
We take the security of your confidential health information very seriously. Any information you store on MEDSort
will be kept securely and will remain confidential.
As patients, you will have complete control over your confidential health
information. No one will be able to
view your medical information without your consent.
MEDSort Funding Disclosure:
MEDSort is privately funded. This means that there are no ties to any pharmaceutical
organizations or other third party sponsorships. MEDSort operates independently
to bring you the services provided. There may be third party
advertising on some pages at medsort.com.
MEDSort.com: Important Features
An always up-to-date medication
list is securely stored and accessible from anywhere in the world.
Physicians will be automatically
updated and informed of any changes to the information at the patient's request.
Dramatically reduce the potential
for errors in dosing, possible interactions and poly-pharmacy with a comprehensive
and most up-to-date medication database.
Emergency access to your most up-to-date medication list
online from anywhere in the world 24 hours a day
Easy access to information and
educational material about the specific medications on the patient's list.
Access to official labeling information
about most medications at drugs.medsort.com.
Interactive link to your physicians
who can monitor and verify your self reported medication list.
Additional premium services that
will include drug-drug interactions, pill pictures and other valuable services to
help both the patient and physicians better communicate and reduce medication errors.
9. Now, the complete
Personal Health Record is
also available as part of our free premium upgrade.