"What did the doctor suggest?" "I don't really remember." That is a conversation that is all too familiar in families with aging relatives, or where one parent could reach the doctor while the other had to work. Medcorder (for iOS, iPadOS and Android) wants to solve that by recording consultations so that you can hear them later.
And it's not just recording and playback that you get from Medcorder; the app also transcribes conversations. You can also take notes, take photos in the app, and even record videos (so you don't forget the symptoms, for example). You can also invite family members to access the information, which can be useful when multiple people need to be aware of someone's health situation.
Of course, to record a conversation with a doctor, you need their permission. But from there, the process is pretty straightforward. Playing back those discussions can be essential if you're taking care of someone with memory problems, or if you want to make sure you haven't missed important information.
You may even find the app useful to yourself, since most people forget most of what they heard in a conversation for a day or so.
The company behind Medcorder tells us that it plans to experiment with "… premium in-app purchases (think human-in-the-loop transcription, meal delivery, etc.), and in the longer term, economic alignment with providers, particularly with regard to malpractice, and in better outcomes for patients to align with service providers for a fee. "
A better way to keep track of doctor's consultations, Medcorder might just be the solution you need has.