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Managing Your Health Through Evernote, One Note at a Time!
Two Books in One! A Resource for Patients and Doctors

by Dr. Jeff Steinhoff, Award Winning Cardiologist and Lindsey C. Holmes, Evernote Small Business Ambassador

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Table of Contents
Introduction ......................................................................................................................... 6# Pharmacoinformatics: Using Evernote to Take Control of Your Healthcare Records ....... 8# Making Your Paper Medical Records Digital .................................................................. 15# How to Create Your Organization System in Evernote .................................................... 22# Using Evernote to Organize Your Healthcare Contacts and Calendar ............................. 24# Record Your Medical History in Evernote ....................................................................... 27# Using Evernote for Your Ongoing Health Management .................................................. 32# Managing Your Personal Wellness Goals Through Evernote .......................................... 36# Manage Your Medical Financial Records with Evernote ................................................. 40# Introduction for Doctors ................................................................................................... 44# Getting Started with Evernote ........................................................................................... 46# Integrate Evernote into Your Medical Practice ................................................................ 49# Use Evernote as a Research Tool...................................................................................... 52# Evernote as an EHR Tool ................................................................................................. 54 #

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Introduction
# The time for being passive about your healthcare has passed. It has been proven that patients who actively take control of their healthcare options make better choices and tend to remain healthier. The first step in taking charge of your healthcare is organizing all of the information available to you, and it’s a lot. Think about it. You have insurance coverage manuals, insurance forms, doctor’s statements, prescription information and more. You might possibly have hospital admission forms, end-of-life care instructions, DNR requests, as well as organ donor preferences. Plus, there are all the articles, blogs and miscellaneous data you collect on personal health issues. How can anyone possibly keep track of it all? Until now you probably didn’t. You probably stuffed all the paper work in a file––or multiple files (not always sure where to put what!)––then when you needed to find something you desperately sorted through those papers for hours until you finally found what you were looking for…or gave up trying. It was truly a process to dread. The more you dreaded it, the more you put it off, and the more you put it off, the more you got behind, and the more you got behind, the more you lose control… The answer is to transition your paper records into digital files. Evernote to the rescue.

Evernote is a powerful organizational tool––compatible with most computers, digital tablets, and smart phones––that allows you to compile information from many different sources into one place. Some of the health-related tasks it will give you control of include: • • •
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Storing medical records Recording personal and family health history Tracking medical treatments

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Recording pharmaceutical prescriptions, warnings and reactions Tracking medical finances Creating a personal preventative wellness plan

All you do is create a “notebook” and fill it with “notes.” Of course, it’s all digital and thanks to Evernote’s powerful OCR capabilities, you can search for stored notes simply by doing a keyword search. Notes can come from any source—scanned paper copies, clipped web pages, or imported digital files. You can create your own organizational style, using your digital notebooks, as you would paper files, or rely on Evernote’s keyword search abilities to find what you need. Evernote’s unprecedented ability to gather and organize information lends itself to helping you take control of your healthcare data and the treatment options available to you. Several Evernote tools and compatible products are available to enhance your ability to manage that information. The medical industry is evolving and there’s never been a greater need to stay on top of your care. Thanks to Evernote, you’ve never had more power to take control of your health care.

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Chapter 1

Pharmacoinformatics: Using Evernote to Take Control of Your Healthcare Records
We all have different healthcare needs. Some of us deal only with annual wellness visits and an occasional bout with something cured by antibiotics. Some of us are dealing with chronic diseases that need ongoing monitoring. Still others are facing life-threatening illnesses. Whatever your healthcare requirements, the need to stay proactive about your health decisions and treatment choices is paramount. Doing that is not as easy it might seem. Managing our healthcare involves a whole lot of paper work. It becomes overwhelming very quickly. Fortunately, there is a way to manage all of this. One of the most frustrating aspects of tracking our healthcare is the volume of paperwork and information thrown at us. When we go into a doctor’s office we’re often required to fill out several forms before we’re even seen. When we leave, they give us more paperwork, and eventually somebody is going to send us a financial statement, billing notice or both. It all adds to the pile. What if we could eliminate the pile?

What is Pharmacoinformatics?
Pharmacoinformatics is the combination of technology and information directly applied to managing your healthcare. In recent years you’ve probably noticed a push by your physicians to keep all your information in an electronic format. This is actually an aspect of the Affordable Care Act, and its goal is to reduce the amount of paperwork we are asked to fill out, as well as to help the medical provider electronically track our latest insurance information, treatment from outside providers, and pharmaceutical needs. Its goal is to reduce mistakes, repetition and the costs associated with all of that paperwork. Pharmacoinformatics is a big word with powerful implications. That power can now belong to you through Evernote. A software application for organizing your life, career and personal goals, Evernote has tremendous potential for managing your personal healthcare. Its biggest asset is its ability to
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Chapter 2

Making Your Paper Medical Records Digital
This is where Evernote as a health management tool becomes invaluable—it gives you the power to store your own medical records digitally. We all know how overwhelming the task of sorting, filing and discarding medical correspondence can be. It’s so easy to fall behind and become overwhelmed with the task. What if you store a payment record in the wrong file and can’t find it when you need it? Or, what if you accidently throw out information that ends up being important? With Evernote, you don’t have to worry about it.

We all fill out dozens of forms for our healthcare. By digitalizing and storing them in Evernote, you can gain control of the information, make it easy to find with Evernote’s OCR technology, and easily accessible whenever you need to find information.

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Evernote for The Doctor
Managing Your Practice with Evernote

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Introduction for Doctors
The first part of this book was about educating patients on how they can take control of their healthcare management. We provided tips on using Evernote to capture and store health-related information, set wellness goals, and managing medical finances. Now it’s time to turn our attention to physicians and illustrate the many ways Evernote’s organizational and information sharing abilities can help the medical community. Think of Evernote as an online personal database. It’s a secure electronic source for storing notes, research and lists. It can also be a way to better serve your patients as we all become less paper driven, and more digitally empowered. If you’ve read through the first part of this book, you are aware of the many ways your patients are, or will be, using digital technology to manage their ongoing health needs. As the health care industry is evolving toward a paperless environment, this is a perfect time to take the lead with your patients. Begin using Evernote in your practice for: • • • • • • Personal notes Peer contact information Treatment or diagnostic “cheat sheets” Storing and filing research articles Boilerplate health information for your patients Part of an overall Electronic Health Record system

Evernote can help your practice, your research, and the quality of care you provide your patients. Get started with Evernote, and join the growing number of doctors who are already organizing their professional lives with this online data storage system.

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Dr. Jeff Steinhoff
Dr. Steinhoff is a practicing cardiologist in private practice in Largo and Clearwater, Fla. He was board-certified in internal medicine in 2001, cardiovascular medicine in 2004, and has been a diplomate to the American Board of Clinical Lipidology since 2008. He trained in internal medicine at Brown University and in cardiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Steinhoff was previously the Chief of Medicine at Largo Medical Center and Largo Medical Center Indian Rocks Campus. He is chairman of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee. He is also a member of the Medical Executive Committee and the Credentials Committee. He is a member of the Board of the Pinellas County Medical Association. He
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is also a member of the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology. He is an active member of the Cardiology and Medical Residency teaching program at Largo Medical Center. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University. He is also a journal article reviewer for McMaster University. He has cowritten several book chapters in medical textbooks in addition to journal articles. He has been named one of America’s Top Cardiologists from 2006-2012 by the Consumer Research Council.

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Lindsey C. Holmes
Lindsey C. Holmes has owned a successful Digital Marketing/ PR and Mobile Application Development agency, LCH Business Social Media & Tech, for the past eight years, and boasts such clients as the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA), NAACP, BET, The Minority Media & Telecom Council (MMTC), and NJPAC. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, she has used her writing background, marketing and business training, and self-taught programming skills to become a key player in the Web 2.0 industry. In 2011, Lindsey became a Digital Media Professor at Rutgers University. She continues to showcase her subject matter expertise in Digital Media, Mobile App Development, Productivity, and Diversity Inclusion in Tech, by speaking on stages across the country and writing for such periodicals as Tech Cocktail and CNN. She has a passion for creating usable technology, and

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has been a principal in such startups as Rters.com, a tool that measures social influence through the ‘Retweet,’, EverSHARED, an aggregate of interesting Shared Notebooks on popular productivity tool Evernote, and DATA-Chains, a platform that makes content wearable. Lindsey is the Small Business Ambassador for Evernote, a coveted position for the 60 million Evernote Enthusiasts around the world.

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