May 07, 2021

ABA updates mobile app for streamlined critical medical information

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2021 — The American Bar Association, in cooperation with Mind Your Loved Ones Inc., has updated its app for iPhones, iPads and Androids that stores and manages critical medical information, including health care advance directives, on smartphones.

The Mind Your Loved Ones, or MYLO, app added the ability to share one’s entire medical profile or any part of it with another person with just a few clicks. There are also more options for how to load information into the app. For example, for medications, you can type in the names, upload a document with the list of medications, or take photos of them.

“More and more adults of all ages are completing advance medical directives, such as health care powers of attorney and living wills, and that is a very good trend,” said ABA President Patricia Lee Refo. “The Mind Your Loved Ones app ensures immediate access to these important documents when and where they are needed.”

The app also allows users to view, print, fax or email information stored on it, including advance care directives. 

“The importance of having critical medical information at hand can’t be overstated,” said Charlie Sabatino, director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging. “And even more important is sharing it with family members you trust, so that they can speak for you when you can’t and likewise when you need to speak for them.”

The updated app is available now for download in the Apple app Store and on Google Play for $9.95 for a one-year subscription.

Users also can get two subscriptions for a discounted price of one: $4.99 a year for ABA members; $7.99 for non-members. For more information, click here.

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