Always on hand: If your computer or device is stolen or broken the health information you have collected is not lost.
It is more private: People are less likely to accidentally stumble across personal health information if it is stored in SmartHealth rather than on a computer or device.
Information is easily accessible to you: When having a consultation either face to face or using SmartHealth, you can easily open your SmartHealth account and share health information.
Don't have to rely on your memory: Having health information stored in SmartHealth saves having to try and remember dates and details of health events including bouts of illness, medications, treatments and vaccinations.
Build up a bigger picture: Whenever hearing about family illnesses, record them in SmartHealth so when your GP asks you if any member of your family has had a particular illness or condition you can give an informed answer.
Store a sequence of images: SmartHealth is great if you need to take a series of images to record how a health situation has changed over time.
Store private health pictures: Pictures of more private areas of your body, with a health concern, can be stored in a place away from prying eyes particularly if your computer is ever lost or stolen.
Please Note: Uploaded files and pictures are not automatically shared with people in your care-team but can be shared with your GP or other health professional during a consult.
Store text or other documents: Android and browser access to HealthTap lets you upload and store a range of documents including text files and videos.