MyMedicationList is a prototype application developed at the National Library of Medicine that helps users manage their medication lists and make the records readily available when needed. This personal medication list can be printed out and serve as a reminder to the individual for taking medications, or as reference information to support continuity of care at providers' offices or hospitals.
Click on "Launch MyMedicationList" if the link is present: MyMedicationList will start; Otherwise, click on "Download and install the latest Java Runtime Environment (JRE)". You will arrive at the Sun download homepage, browse to find the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) download link, and install it (You will have to select your platform: Linux, Solaris or Windows). Then return to this MyMedicationList home page, where the link now should read "Launch MyMedicationList". Click on "Launch MyMedicationList" and MyMedicationList will start. For Mac users, Java for Mac OS can be downloaded here .
For Firefox users, open with Java Web Start Launcher.
For Netscape users on Windows, open with Javaws.exe. You might need to associate the file type "application/x-java-jnlp-file" with application "JRE_HOME/javaws/javaws" (JRE_HOME is the directory that JRE is installed).
MyMedicationList code is digitally signed. You need to accept its security certificate to launch the application.
MyMedicationList uses Java Web Start Technology and requires JRE 1.5 or later.
Different from Web-based systems in which patient information is stored by external databases, MyMedicationList is a standalone application that runs locally on users' computers. Users store medication lists just as they store any other files on their own computers. Medication lists are stored locally, typically on a hard drive or on a flash memory card. Users thus control access to their personal information and decide with whom to share it.