lastdrawer is not just a health documents repository; it is a portfolio that allows you to track the performance of your investment into your health. Think of it as your assistant who is completely devoted to managing your health profile by digitizing and organizing key pieces of health information that can be shared with your healthcare provider. It does not matter whether you change your doctor or insurance company; you health information stays with you.

lastdrawer’s personal health record management system, or any third-party personal health record application associated with this website, does not offer medical or any other healthcare advice. Any content on this site is for informational purpose only and does not cover all possible uses. Please do not self-medicate or pursue treatment based solely on information accessed on this website. We strongly recommend consulting your physician or other qualified healthcare provider if you have any questions about medical condition, before taking any drug, changing your diet or discontinuing any course of treatment. Do not ignore or delay obtaining professional medical advice because of information accessed through this site. Call 911 or your doctor for all medical emergencies.

lastdrawer started with a simple thought: Your healthcare information should be in your hands and not fragmented in clinics, hospitals, labs and pharmacies. If you move to a different state, change your doctor or your health plan, your information should stay with you so you could share them with your new doctor. Your doctor will be able to make an informed recommendation and avoid ordering unnecessary repeat tests if he/she has access to your past history. We embarked on our mission to improve health outcomes and lower the cost of healthcare by creating an elegant, simple and secure platform which allows you to gather, organize, store and share your health information with your doctor and with others who look after your best interest accessible from around the world on any computer.

Features to be added over a period of time will lead to several benefits. Here are a few:

  • Helps you track your efforts to manage chronic diseases.
  • Provide health information such as immunization, medications, allergies and health insurance to schools instantly.
  • Maintains a life long history of medical illnesses and treatment without having to rely on memory.
  • Helps to identify, track and manage health risks (under development).
  • Provides quick and easy way to share documents with anyone and anywhere around the world in case of a need so long as they have an Internet capable device and a connection to the Internet.
  • Provides quick and secure access to vital health information in the time of crisis.
  • Saves healthcare cost by avoiding unnecessary repetitive tests by your doctor since your doctor will now have access to previous test results.
  • Reduces medical errors because your history is well documented even if you change doctors or health insurance.

How can lastdrawer help me save time, money and reduce medical errors?

When one visits a doctor it is common to be asked to provide health information over and over again, such as lists of medications, allergy, past medical history, family history etc. It is even more cumbersome if one sees more than one doctor such as specialists. More importantly crucial information such as test results from prior years, surgical history, treatment history treated by other doctors is not available when the doctor asks for it. lastdrawer allows you to keep all your health information in one place, which can be shared with your doctor from your smart phone, tablet or a computer that is Internet accessible. Accurate health information allows your doctor to make better medical decisions with you, reduce errors and duplication of tests.

Why do I need lastdrawer if I am healthy?

Healthy state is a gift. Many of the life-threatening medical conditions can be prevented or treated if diagnosed early. When medical conditions occur early they do not produce any symptoms. lastdrawer.com is an assistant, which will remind you to see your doctor so you could maintain your good health by undergoing preventive exam. It also allows you to accurately track and understand health measures that your doctors have provided you over a period of time. It is very common for people to forget when and where they had past check ups and what their doctor recommended. lastdrawer.com is there for you to periodically review previous recommendations made by your doctors and to share all such information with your current doctors so they can make recommendations that are in your best interest.

How can lastdrawer help manage chronic health condition?

Chronic medical conditions can be managed well with good results if one can to keep track of their measures (such as serial blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight). Sharing this information with your doctor periodically will allow your doctor to make necessary treatment adjustments. When it comes to chronic conditions, it is all about proactive management rather then reactive. Doctors often rely on a single data point; the measure performed in their office or in a lab done once at the time of your visit. Providing your doctor with a large amount of data will give them capability to understand your profile even better.

How can lastdrawer be used in case of emergency?

In crisis every second counts. In emergency situations doctors have to make decisions in a vacuum, which impacts the outcome of the event and may increase the cost healthcare delivery. In case of emergency you or your designated family member or a friend to whom you have given access to your account, can access your lastdrawer account from any computer or mobile device (some device may not be compatible) and share your health information with Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) or the emergency room doctor.

Is lastdrawer governed by HIPAA?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that establishes data confidentiality standards for patient health information and includes standards for use of electronic methods of communication. Your doctors are required to use electronic means of communication under the new health law. Even though Personal Health Records are not required to meet the standards of HIPAA, lastdrawer has taken measures to protect your privacy; specifically our servers, where health information resides, are HIPAA compliant. You decide who views, edits, or adds information to your account by providing levels of access to your family member, friend or a guardian. You can also manage your minor children’s account

Under HIPAA, patients have a right to obtain a copy of their medical documents. If you choose to use lastdrawer to assist you to digitize your health information, we will help you to obtain, store and organize your health information. We believe that well-organized health information will give you the ability to make health related decisions.

We do not sell an individual user’s personal health information, and we do not share it with other individuals or services unless a user explicitly authorizes us to do so, such as in the case of a doctor, or mandated by law as described in the limited circumstances described in our privacy policy.

For more information on lastdrawer’s privacy practices, see our privacy policy.

For more detailed information on HIPAA, see:
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

What types of information might be stored on lastdrawer?

The primary purpose of lastdrawer is to maintain your health related information, such as lists of health conditions, immunization, medications, allergies, health insurance information, lab test result, and other clinical information vital to your health. The system is designed to give you the flexibility to save other documents that you deem important, like copy of birth certificate, wills, advance directives, etc. We are also developing drawers to help manage information on chronic conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, and hypertension and personalized wellness goals around weight, calories or exercise. Information maintained in lastdrawer will come from 2 sources: you, and your healthcare provider. Such information, when organized well, provides you the ability to view your health in a new way and allows you to take proactive measures.

Why is it so important to organize health information and share with caregivers?

A healthy and productive life requires long-term commitment and active participation from both caregivers and you. The complexity of health management demands a system that simplifies, guides and tracks health over time. Having access to life long health data empowers individuals to be well informed and take proactive measures. It also allows caregivers to provide more accurate continuum of care whether you change doctors, city, state, country or health insurance. A new doctor can easily look at the information you have stored in lastdrawer and take over your care.

Do I have to store and share mental health, drug abuse, or other sensitive data?

No. What you store on lastdrawer is completely your decision. Certain demographic information used to identify the individual, such as name, birth date, address etc. is the minimum requirement to become a lastdrawer member. All other information is completely voluntary. For accurate record keeping individuals may choose to keep sensitive information in their accounts so that they may share with their doctors for better health outcomes.

Is there an age requirement to create an account?

Yes, you need to be 18 years or older to create your own lastdrawer account. If you are younger than 18 years request your parent or a guardian to open an account with lastdrawer and add you as a Member.

Also see:

How to create User account?

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

How to share account with other lastdrawer Users?

How old do I have to be in order to have access to my health information?

lastdrawer does not allow independent access to users less than 18 year of age. Individuals less than age 18 may access their health information if their parents or legal guardians grant them permission.

Also see:

How to share account with other lastdrawer users?

What is the system requirement to access lastdrawer account?

lastdrawer is a web-based application that works with all standard browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. We recommend that you use the latest version of your preferred browser. lastdrawer requires that you enable JavaScript and cookies.

How much does it cost to manage your health documents on lastdrawer?

lastdrawer.com is a free service.

What is unstructured verses structured data?

Unstructured data refers to information that is not organized in a pre-defined manner, whereas structured data is another way of referring to data that is entered into a specific field as opposed to free text in a chart note.

What is the difference between lastdrawer USER and MEMBER?

It is important to understand the way lastdrawer defines User and Member.

USER ACCOUNT: Every person who wants to access lastdrawer must create a User account (free of cost) as long as they are over the age of 18. This will allow them to sign-in into the lastdrawer portal. Once you sign-in you may choose to become a Member and manage your own health information, and/or if you wish, you can create a member account for your loved one (spouse, child, parents, and others) under the same User account. Member accounts for loved ones allows you to manage their health information in lastdrawer. To create a User account, click on Sign up button on home screen.

MEMBER ACCOUNT: A member is a person (such a self, child, spouse and parent) whose health information is being maintained in lastdrawer. Users who have been granted privileges will be able to access a member’s account. You may choose to have several member accounts, all kept separately, and visible to the user after they log in.

What happens with my documents once I close my lastdrawer account?

After you close a member’s account there is a 90-day period before the documents are permanently deleted. During this time you can reactivate member’s account and continue the service where you left off.

Does lastdrawer keep any documents after the account is closed?

No. All documents will be deleted after a 90-day period, which is enough time for the user or the member to re-activate their account in case they change their mind.

How can I obtain copies of my health record?

HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records that are held by health plans and healthcare providers. You can use lastdrawer to send a request to your healthcare provider. Your provider will receive a fax with instructions on how to upload your medical document into your account. Each request accompanies a copy of your signed consent to release the medical record as required by HIPAA.

Do I have to be a member to manage other member’s health documents?

No, in order to manage other member’s health documents you are not required to become a member, but you must have a user account (which is free), which will allow you to login into lastdrawer. Once you are in lastdrawer you can add a member(s) to your account. User with full access rights to a member’s account can also provide others access to that account.

Also see:

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

Can I manage someone else’s health information in lastdrawer?

Yes. First, you need to create a user account (free of cost) for yourself.

Next, you can add members to your account whose documents you will be managing on lastdrawer.

If a member has an existing account in lastdrawer, its user can grant privileges to another user.

Also see:

How can I add member to my account?

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

Do I have to be member to manager other member’s health documents?

How many members can I manage in my lastdrawer account?

You can create as many members account as you want and lastdrawer will keep their health documents organized.

How do I switch from one member account to another?

You will see the name and a photo (if it was uploaded) of members associated with your account in the top of your dashboard. By clicking on the name/photo you will be able to see the member account. You can go back and forth between the different member accounts.

How can I obtain copies of my health record?

You can use lastdrawer to obtain your health records from your doctors’ offices. Click on located in the top panel and follow the prompts. We will send a fax to your provider requesting records on your behalf. Once records are received, lastdrawer will send you an email with the status update.

How often can I request a member’s health documents from a healthcare provider?

We highly recommend requesting documents from your healthcare provider soon after each visit.

How do I switch a document from one member’s account to another?

If you made an error in uploading a document of a different person into a member’s account then you can simply delete the incorrect document and upload the correct.

What types of immunization exemptions are available in my state?

All fifty states require that children be properly immunized before attending school. Vaccine requirements for school entry help ensure that most people are protected through immunization. Because contagious diseases spread among susceptible people, vaccination reduces the chance of infection and outbreaks of disease in schools and communities by reducing the number of unprotected people who may be infected and subsequently transmit the disease. In some cases, a child may be exempted from a vaccine due to medical, religious or philosophical reasons. Although exemptions vary from state to state, all state immunization law grants exemptions to children for medical reasons. Almost all states, except Mississippi and West Virginia, grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against immunizations. Nineteen states allow philosophical exemptions for those who object to immunizations because of a personal, moral or other beliefs. Please see visit National Vaccine Information Center website (http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx) for more detail.

How do I share my child’s health documents with school?

Update the school information in your child profile page then, click on the share button to share the information with the school. If your child’s school is using lastdrawer to manage their student’s health information, all relevant documents in your child’s profile will be shared with the school automatically. As you make updates to the drawers, school will automatically get the information so long as you keep sharing active. If your child’s school does not use lastdrawer, school’s email address will be required to send a pdf document containing all the relevant information. School will not be able to receive any updates made after you have sent the request. You may need to resend updates.

Do I need to inform the school that I have shared all the documents?

No. Once you have shared your student’s folders, the school administration will be able to see the information instantaneously.

How does lastdrawer.com secure your privacy in the cloud?

lastdrawer takes a very proactive approach to secure your health information in the cloud environment. This includes:

  • HIPAA compliant servers
  • Private Firewall services
  • End to end data Encryption: Your sensitive data is never exposed. From initial encryption at the source to encryption at rest in the backup grid, your sensitive information is always protected.
  • Separate portal and web servers
  • Offsite backup and disaster recovery protocol
  • SSL certificates and HTTPS for all web-based access to Personal Health Information
  • Setup private IP addresses

Can anyone see my personal health information if they search it on the Internet?

Absolutely not! Your medical information is kept private, secure and completely in your control. The information you store in your lastdrawer account is not searchable on the Internet.

What role should you play in securing your health information?

In order to secure your privacy we recommend that you:

  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • If more then one person is managing a member’s health records lastdrawer.com recommends use unique user name and password to access member’s account
  • Do not access your lastdrawer account from a public computer.

lastdrawer’s personal health record management system, or any third-party personal health record application associated with this website, does not offer medical or any other healthcare advice. Any content on this site is for informational purpose only and does not cover all possible uses. Please do not self-medicate or pursue treatment based solely on information accessed on this website. We strongly recommend consulting your physician or other qualified healthcare provider if you have any questions about medical condition, before taking any drug, changing your diet or discontinuing any course of treatment. Do not ignore or delay obtaining professional medical advice because of information accessed through this site. Call 911 or your doctor for all medical emergencies.

lastdrawer started with a simple thought: Your healthcare information should be in your hands and not fragmented in clinics, hospitals, labs and pharmacies. If you move to a different state, change your doctor or your health plan, your information should stay with you so you could share them with your new doctor. Your doctor will be able to make an informed recommendation and avoid ordering unnecessary repeat tests if he/she has access to your past history. We embarked on our mission to improve health outcomes and lower the cost of healthcare by creating an elegant, simple and secure platform which allows you to gather, organize, store and share your health information with your doctor and with others who look after your best interest accessible from around the world on any computer.

Features to be added over a period of time will lead to several benefits. Here are a few:

  • Helps you track your efforts to manage chronic diseases.
  • Provide health information such as immunization, medications, allergies and health insurance to schools instantly.
  • Maintains a life long history of medical illnesses and treatment without having to rely on memory.
  • Helps to identify, track and manage health risks (under development).
  • Provides quick and easy way to share documents with anyone and anywhere around the world in case of a need so long as they have an Internet capable device and a connection to the Internet.
  • Provides quick and secure access to vital health information in the time of crisis.
  • Saves healthcare cost by avoiding unnecessary repetitive tests by your doctor since your doctor will now have access to previous test results.
  • Reduces medical errors because your history is well documented even if you change doctors or health insurance.

How can lastdrawer help me save time, money and reduce medical errors?

When one visits a doctor it is common to be asked to provide health information over and over again, such as lists of medications, allergy, past medical history, family history etc. It is even more cumbersome if one sees more than one doctor such as specialists. More importantly crucial information such as test results from prior years, surgical history, treatment history treated by other doctors is not available when the doctor asks for it. lastdrawer allows you to keep all your health information in one place, which can be shared with your doctor from your smart phone, tablet or a computer that is Internet accessible. Accurate health information allows your doctor to make better medical decisions with you, reduce errors and duplication of tests.

Why do I need lastdrawer if I am healthy?

Healthy state is a gift. Many of the life-threatening medical conditions can be prevented or treated if diagnosed early. When medical conditions occur early they do not produce any symptoms. lastdrawer.com is an assistant, which will remind you to see your doctor so you could maintain your good health by undergoing preventive exam. It also allows you to accurately track and understand health measures that your doctors have provided you over a period of time. It is very common for people to forget when and where they had past check ups and what their doctor recommended. lastdrawer.com is there for you to periodically review previous recommendations made by your doctors and to share all such information with your current doctors so they can make recommendations that are in your best interest.

How can lastdrawer help manage chronic health condition?

Chronic medical conditions can be managed well with good results if one can to keep track of their measures (such as serial blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol and weight). Sharing this information with your doctor periodically will allow your doctor to make necessary treatment adjustments. When it comes to chronic conditions, it is all about proactive management rather then reactive. Doctors often rely on a single data point; the measure performed in their office or in a lab done once at the time of your visit. Providing your doctor with a large amount of data will give them capability to understand your profile even better.

How can lastdrawer be used in case of emergency?

In crisis every second counts. In emergency situations doctors have to make decisions in a vacuum, which impacts the outcome of the event and may increase the cost healthcare delivery. In case of emergency you or your designated family member or a friend to whom you have given access to your account, can access your lastdrawer account from any computer or mobile device (some device may not be compatible) and share your health information with Emergency Medical Tech (EMT) or the emergency room doctor.

Is lastdrawer governed by HIPAA?

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is a federal law that establishes data confidentiality standards for patient health information and includes standards for use of electronic methods of communication. Your doctors are required to use electronic means of communication under the new health law. Even though Personal Health Records are not required to meet the standards of HIPAA, lastdrawer has taken measures to protect your privacy; specifically our servers, where health information resides, are HIPAA compliant. You decide who views, edits, or adds information to your account by providing levels of access to your family member, friend or a guardian. You can also manage your minor children’s account

Under HIPAA, patients have a right to obtain a copy of their medical documents. If you choose to use lastdrawer to assist you to digitize your health information, we will help you to obtain, store and organize your health information. We believe that well-organized health information will give you the ability to make health related decisions.

We do not sell an individual user’s personal health information, and we do not share it with other individuals or services unless a user explicitly authorizes us to do so, such as in the case of a doctor, or mandated by law as described in the limited circumstances described in our privacy policy.

For more information on lastdrawer’s privacy practices, see our privacy policy.

For more detailed information on HIPAA, see:
http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa/

What types of information might be stored on lastdrawer?

The primary purpose of lastdrawer is to maintain your health related information, such as lists of health conditions, immunization, medications, allergies, health insurance information, lab test result, and other clinical information vital to your health. The system is designed to give you the flexibility to save other documents that you deem important, like copy of birth certificate, wills, advance directives, etc. We are also developing drawers to help manage information on chronic conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, and hypertension and personalized wellness goals around weight, calories or exercise. Information maintained in lastdrawer will come from 2 sources: you, and your healthcare provider. Such information, when organized well, provides you the ability to view your health in a new way and allows you to take proactive measures.

Why is it so important to organize health information and share with caregivers?

A healthy and productive life requires long-term commitment and active participation from both caregivers and you. The complexity of health management demands a system that simplifies, guides and tracks health over time. Having access to life long health data empowers individuals to be well informed and take proactive measures. It also allows caregivers to provide more accurate continuum of care whether you change doctors, city, state, country or health insurance. A new doctor can easily look at the information you have stored in lastdrawer and take over your care.

Do I have to store and share mental health, drug abuse, or other sensitive data?

No. What you store on lastdrawer is completely your decision. Certain demographic information used to identify the individual, such as name, birth date, address etc. is the minimum requirement to become a lastdrawer member. All other information is completely voluntary. For accurate record keeping individuals may choose to keep sensitive information in their accounts so that they may share with their doctors for better health outcomes.

Is there an age requirement to create an account?

Yes, you need to be 18 years or older to create your own lastdrawer account. If you are younger than 18 years request your parent or a guardian to open an account with lastdrawer and add you as a Member.

Also see:

How to create User account?

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

How to share account with other lastdrawer Users?

How old do I have to be in order to have access to my health information?

lastdrawer does not allow independent access to users less than 18 year of age. Individuals less than age 18 may access their health information if their parents or legal guardians grant them permission.

Also see:

How to share account with other lastdrawer users?

What is the system requirement to access lastdrawer account?

lastdrawer is a web-based application that works with all standard browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. We recommend that you use the latest version of your preferred browser. lastdrawer requires that you enable JavaScript and cookies.

How much does it cost to manage your health documents on lastdrawer?

Annual fees include conversion of first 30 pages of unstructured data into a structured format(additional fees will apply for more than 30 pages in any given year). Remember that free personal health records require you to do the hard work of first understanding the medical jargon and then transforming your health information into structured format. Some of their partners charge enormous sum of money to transform your health records into a structured format. lastdrawer makes it affordable for everyone.

What is unstructured verses structured data?

Unstructured data refers to information that is not organized in a pre-defined manner, whereas structured data is another way of referring to data that is entered into a specific field as opposed to free text in a chart note.

Is a lastdrawer membership tax deductible?

lastdrawer memberships may qualify as a medical expense. Please check with a qualified tax professional and see detail of this provision on IRS publication 502 for the tax code:

“You can include in medical expenses amounts paid to a plan that keeps medical information in a computer data bank, and retrieves and furnishes information upon request to an attending physician.”

For detailed information on IRS publication 502, see: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p502.pdf (Page 12)

Can I pay for lastdrawer membership from my HSA or FSA account?

  1. lastdrawer may qualify under HSA (Health Savings Account) and FSA (Flex Spending Account) expenses. Please check with a qualified tax professional or IRS.

For detailed information on HSA & FSA rules and regulation, see: http://www.irs.gov/publications/p969/ar02.htmHYPERLINK “http://www.irs.gov/publications/p969/ar02.html”l

What is the difference between lastdrawer USER and MEMBER?

It is important to understand the way lastdrawer defines User and Member.

USER ACCOUNT: Every person who wants to access lastdrawer must create a User account (free of cost) as long as they are over the age of 18. This will allow them to sign-in into the lastdrawer portal. Once you sign-in you may choose to become a Member and manage your own health information, and/or if you wish, you can create a member account for your loved one (spouse, child, parents, and others) under the same User account. Member accounts for loved ones allows you to manage their health information in lastdrawer. To create a User account, click on Sign up button on home screen.

MEMBER ACCOUNT: A member is a person (such a self, child, spouse and parent) whose health information is being maintained in lastdrawer. Users who have been granted privileges will be able to access a member’s account. You may choose to have several member accounts, all kept separately, and visible to the user after they log in.

What happens with my documents once I close my lastdrawer account?

After you close a member’s account there is a 90-day period before the documents are permanently deleted. During this time you can reactivate member’s account and continue the service where you left off.

Does lastdrawer keep any documents after the account is closed?

No. All documents will be deleted after a 90-day period, which is enough time for the user or the member to re-activate their account in case they change their mind.

How can I obtain copies of my health record?

HIPAA Privacy Rule gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records that are held by health plans and healthcare providers. You can use lastdrawer to send a request to your healthcare provider. Your provider will receive a fax with instructions on how to upload your medical document into your account. Each request accompanies a copy of your signed consent to release the medical record as required by HIPAA.

Do I have to be a member to manage other member’s health documents?

No, in order to manage other member’s health documents you are not required to become a member, but you must have a user account (which is free), which will allow you to login into lastdrawer. Once you are in lastdrawer you can add a member(s) to your account. User with full access rights to a member’s account can also provide others access to that account.

Also see:

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

Can I manage someone else’s health information in lastdrawer?

Yes. First, you need to create a user account (free of cost) for yourself.

Next, you can add members to your account whose documents you will be managing on lastdrawer.

If a member has an existing account in lastdrawer, its user can grant privileges to another user.

Also see:

How can I add member to my account?

What is the difference between lastdrawer.com USER and MEMBER?

Do I have to be member to manager other member’s health documents?

How many members can I manage in my lastdrawer account?

You can create as many members account as you want and lastdrawer will keep their health documents organized.

How do I switch from one member account to another?

You will see the name and a photo (if it was uploaded) of members associated with your account in the top of your dashboard. By clicking on the name/photo you will be able to see the member account. You can go back and forth between the different member accounts.

How can I obtain copies of my health record?

You can use lastdrawer to obtain your health records from your doctors’ offices. Click on located in the top panel and follow the prompts. We will send a fax to your provider requesting records on your behalf. Once records are received, lastdrawer will send you an email with the status update.

How often can I request a member’s health documents from a healthcare provider?

We highly recommend requesting documents from your healthcare provider soon after each visit.

How do I switch a document from one member’s account to another?

If you made an error in uploading a document of a different person into a member’s account then you can simply delete the incorrect document and upload the correct.

What types of immunization exemptions are available in my state?

All fifty states require that children be properly immunized before attending school. Vaccine requirements for school entry help ensure that most people are protected through immunization. Because contagious diseases spread among susceptible people, vaccination reduces the chance of infection and outbreaks of disease in schools and communities by reducing the number of unprotected people who may be infected and subsequently transmit the disease. In some cases, a child may be exempted from a vaccine due to medical, religious or philosophical reasons. Although exemptions vary from state to state, all state immunization law grants exemptions to children for medical reasons. Almost all states, except Mississippi and West Virginia, grant religious exemptions for people who have religious beliefs against immunizations. Nineteen states allow philosophical exemptions for those who object to immunizations because of a personal, moral or other beliefs. Please see visit National Vaccine Information Center website (http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx) for more detail.

How do I share my child’s health documents with school?

Update the school information in your child profile page then, click on the share button to share the information with the school. If your child’s school is using lastdrawer to manage their student’s health information, all relevant documents in your child’s profile will be shared with the school automatically. As you make updates to the drawers, school will automatically get the information so long as you keep sharing active. If your child’s school does not use lastdrawer, school’s email address will be required to send a pdf document containing all the relevant information. School will not be able to receive any updates made after you have sent the request. You may need to resend updates.

Do I need to inform the school that I have shared all the documents?

No. Once you have shared your student’s folders, the school administration will be able to see the information instantaneously.

How does lastdrawer secure your privacy in the cloud?

lastdrawer takes a very proactive approach to secure your health information in the cloud environment. This includes:

  • HIPAA compliant servers
  • Private Firewall services
  • End to end data Encryption: Your sensitive data is never exposed. From initial encryption at the source to encryption at rest in the backup grid, your sensitive information is always protected.
  • Separate portal and web servers
  • Offsite backup and disaster recovery protocol
  • SSL certificates and HTTPS for all web-based access to Personal Health Information
  • Setup private IP addresses

Can anyone see my personal health information if they search it on the Internet?

Absolutely not! Your medical information is kept private, secure and completely in your control. The information you store in your lastdrawer account is not searchable on the Internet.

What role should you play in securing your health information?

In order to secure your privacy we recommend that you:

  • Never share your password with anyone.
  • If more then one person is managing a member’s health records lastdrawer.com recommends use unique user name and password to access member’s account
  • Do not access your lastdrawer account from a public computer.
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