Frequently Asked Questions Related to OurMedDB
Q. What personal information can be stored for an individual in OurMedDB?
Name, date of birth, social security number, blood type, insurance and whether the person is the “owner” of the device. The owner
information is used to display the name of the individual on the lock screen for emergency situations. OurMedDB also provides the
capability to store the passcode and the password of an individual so that the owner can be an emergency contact for that individual.
Q. What medical information can be stored for an individual in OurMedDB?
Conditions, treatments, medications, allergies, medical tests performed, a history of test results and immunizations.
Q. Can the physicians of a person be stored in OurMedDB?
Yes, and for each physician OurMedDB can store whether that person is the primary physician, the phone number, the area of
specialization, the main hospital where the physician practices, as well as the next appointment date and time the selected person has
with the physician.
Q. Does all the data have to be entered for a person at one time?
No, the user has the freedom to enter as little information as desired at any one time. For example, at one time one can enter one
medication for one person and at another time one test result for one person.
Q. Does the keyboard of the device required to spell out all data entry?
No, if you have iPhone version 4S or 5 then you can enter all but password information verbally using the following procedure:
1. Click on the field you wish to enter
2. On the keyboard displayed select the microphone and verbally state the information you wish to enter
3. Click on the Done control and note the text being displayed
4. If required correct the spelling with the keyboard
Since date is used for sorting the best way to add dates verbally is to say "Year Slash Month (in numbers) Slash Day" which will
create the desired YYYY/MM/DD format..
Q. If I wish to have a specific person's medical information in more than one device does it have to
be entered into each device separately?
No, It only requires to be entered into one device and after that it can be copied to any number of devices.
Q. Is the personal and medical information stored secure?
Yes, because it is stored with password protection directly on the device so that no information is passed through the Internet. In addition,
if a passcode is used then it is stored on the device in an encrypted form.
Q. What if one forgets the password needed to gain access to all the information?
After 5 consecutive incorrect password entries OurMedDB requires that the initially created security question be answered before a new
password can be assigned. In the event that 5 consecutive incorrect security answers are entered then OurMedDB deletes all the
sensitive information, such as social security numbers, dates of births, medical conditions and medications, and then allows the creation
of a new security question and answer, and a new password. The people previously stored on the device are retained. OurMedDB thus
handles all password related issues without the need to contact any 3rd parties and the data is protected even if the device is lost or
Q. How can I get familiar with all the screens in OurMedDB?
OurMedDB provides a demo using a fictitious John Doe family, enabling the viewing and usage of the same screens that are used with
the password protected personal data.
Q. What is the best way to get started to store personal information into the system?
Enter “changeme” as the password and then select the Change PSWD control. When the Assign Password screen is displayed enter a
security question and answer and then a new password followed by activation of the Save and Login control. Activate the + icon and add
yourself into the system. Select yourself and add your medical conditions, treatments, etc. all at once or in several steps. Use both
keyboard and voice entries to get familiar with both. Setup your emergency contacts and the lock wallpaper so that EMS personnel could
contact them and get your passcode and password. Ultimately the goal is for several members of the family to have all the information
about the members, including the passcodes and passwords of the other members.
Q. Will the data entered be backed up as part of the iTunes and iCloud backup procedures?
Yes, it will be. It is important to perform backup procedures regularly to be prepared for device upgrading and to deal with lost or stolen