November 8, 2018

Personal Health Diary & Health Journal for Wellness

A health diary app can be used to track anything related to your health quickly. CareClinic helps track health measurements that are important to you, your family or your doctor with ease. The main benefit of using a digital health and wellness diary is the generated reports. Reports help you quickly learn about your progress so you can optimize your current lifestyle to reach your health goals quicker.

results chartsWithout meaningful reporting functionality, you may not be benefiting as much as you should be when you are writing in your health diary. CareClinic securely provides you logs and reports based on your progress so you can gain deeper insights on how you are REALLY doing.

The health journal functionality consists of a rich interface where a user can share notes or write down anything related to their day-to-day health or chronic conditions in one place and view it at a later time.

Combine the diary by recording other health modalities such as mood, depression, anxiety, stress, physical activity, sleep, medication and more to be notified of any correlations.

Below we demonstrate how you can start using the health diary functionality within CareClinic to keep track of your health. Keep in mind we will show screenshots from the mobile version of the app and the web version, both of which sync with each other.

Posting to Your Personal Health Diary Online

web health diary

Your personal health diary is how you keep track of any issues that may be bothering you. It could be a place where you record your symptoms or where you record your health to-do list.

Manage women’s health, kids’ health or seniors’ health using our flexible mobile app. Templates are generated dynamically as the template will essentially be your Care Plan. Once you create check-ins and post to your diary, data is ordered in a structured way like you would see on a physical printed document.

What is a Care Plan?

The concept of “Care Plans” is at the core of CareClinic. Think of care plans as folders containing your plan to tackle specific health issues. This includes your journal entries, notes, medications you need to take, nutrition, therapy notes and sessions, and even fitness.

Once your care plan is created you can make posts or “check-ins” to this care plan to hold your self accountable. Care Plans are generally created to manage a certain treatment (such as for chronic illness), manage mental health disorders or track health goals (such as losing weight, getting enough sleep, practicing mindfulness).

How To Check-In to Care Plans Digitally

record health measurementsChecking in to your care plans can be done hourly, daily, weekly, or really as frequently as you prefer. Checking-in involves writing something in your diary, adding a measurement or uploading a relevant photo.

The screenshot of the journal above is from the web version of the app. Your post will become visible in the Reports section once you save your check-in.  This is where you may view it along with other posts as needed.

It is good to view your health logs periodically as it will help you optimize for better outcomes by discovering new patterns in your data. CareClinic tries to spring up as many triggers, correlations, and alerts based on your journal entries.

Along with your post, other metrics related to your health are automatically recorded as well (if they were entered). Remember, what gets measured, gets improved, so it is wise to provide as much context as possible with each entry.

Why keep a health diary?

CareClinic helps capture health data in various formats and provides a meaningful way for users to make sense of their entries with Reports. It is part of the reason CareClinic is rated as the best health diary app by Pharmacists and Clinicians.

Instead of using a template that may or may not suit your health needs, Care Plans can be used which serve the same need. Therefore, if you need to consume a certain amount of medications, do a certain physical activity, etc. Your check-in, when viewed through the Logs section, will contain information in a structured way, without the need to set up any sort of custom template.

 

Reports from Your Personal Health Journal

Think of the reports section as an amalgamation of not just your wellness diary but all other objective and subjective measurements you have been recording.

There are many insights in this section which we will leave for you to discover. Some interesting things to look for include: discovering correlations between various health factors, an example would be finding correlations between drinking coffee and disturbed sleep.

Other interesting things to pay attention could include charts for medical adherence, vitals, custom measurements you may be tracking, mood and symptoms.

 

Calendar Linked To Your Online Health Diary

At this point, you can see that this user is not consistent in their entries. However, the user has also made up to 3 journal entries in a single day on a few occasions.

The calendar will also show check-ins to other modalities as well. These include physical activity, therapies, medication adherence, and nutrition.

Your diary can sync with Apple Health and Google Fit as well. Your data remains synced throughout whatever platform you decide to use, whether it is the web, iPhone or Android app.

You should strive to write your thoughts as honestly as possible as your health diary can only be seen by you (the diarist). Feel free to use your diary to write motivational quotes along with things you may be grateful for. The main idea is to use the diary every day, even if you do not have too much to write. You may realize that once you start writing a little bit, a lot more information will come to mind.

Another reason is, many times you may think you will remember side effects or health-related issues, but may actually forget. This idea refers to “recall bias” where you may exaggerate certain symptoms and forget others. The best part is, you can avoid it by journaling frequently.

 

How To Create a Health Diary using our App

Diary Check-inThe main benefit of using CareClinic for journaling using a mobile app is that it is quick and doesn’t require you to carry your laptop or a traditional pad and paper.

CareClinic enables you to track the following:

  • Health Diary – Unlimited amount of notes and pictures regarding anything related to your health.
  • Medicine & Supplements Taken or Skipped
  • Symptoms Experienced
  • Biometric Measurements such as Blood Pressure, Sleep, Energy, etc.
  • Nutrition for recording certain foods you think cause a flare-up
  • Activities such as certain exercises that could be required by a physiotherapist or chiropractor
  • Therapies – Session notes and general recording of which therapy you engaged in.

All these modalities enable comprehensive tracking of one’s health in one place. This means you do not need to download a calorie counter app, a fitness app, and a separate mood journaling app to then try to make sense of all the data.

We automatically bring together all your data and provide beautiful reports. Use these reports to determine the effectiveness of your current treatment or your overall mood over a period of time. Additionally, you can view any correlations that may exist in your care plan between many cofactors as well.

 

 

CareClinic is Private & Securemedication log

There are many specific uses cases for using health diaries for certain conditions, disorders, and symptoms that we have written about such as using it to log your Pain, sexual activity, using it for CBT, CFS and even headaches.

How Many People Continuously Use Health Diaries?

There are many more features for you to discover in CareClinic that can help you improve your health quicker. CareClinic is trusted by over 50,000 patients who use it to manage their chronic disease, mental health, and personal wellness.

Doctors and Clinicians appreciate patients that have put in time managing their health. Being a smart patient makes everyone’s life easier. It may also lead to better diagnosis, potentially saving you time and money in the long run.

If you are ready to worry less about your health, consider giving CareClinic a try! Download the app for Android or iOS (Apple iPhone) by clicking here.