Burlington Prosthodontist Dr. Bentley Merrick made me teeth much better than the ones I'd grown on my own. At the end of the two-and-a-half year process, he emailed me a set of x-rays and pictures showing how the whole structure is put together and the special tools he made to screw teeth into abutments which screw into implants. "I know you travel a lot," he said; "hopefully nothing'll go wrong; but, if it does, whomever you see for treatment will know what to do."
"Cool", I said, although I didn't like the thought of anything going wrong.
I put the all the files into a folder on my computer so that they'll be available when I need them. Then I thought about the time my computer was stolen... and realized that's not a problem.
My files are backed up nightly by a service called Mozy and go somewhere into a cloud. I can retrieve the files from any computer anywhere; I don't need my computer, just my password. Even better, Mozy has file-retrieval apps for both my droid and Mary's iPhone; we don't even need a computer to find out how to reassemble my mouth if the need arises.
Of course all medical records ought to be available online but they're not. Now that I know how to put my records where I can get them if I need them, I intend to ask my doctor and anyone else who treats me for full records. Whenever I get anything new, I'll simply put it in a folder with a reasonably descriptive name including a date and know that it'll go to the cloud with that evening's backup and available either on my computer or from any PC or phone with a data connection. Should've thought of it before.