Computer worker Health Record Software
Computer workers and office workers should keep health records to maintain their well-being in sedentary work environments and detect potential health issues related to prolonged screen time and desk-bound work. Maintaining a health journal allows computer workers to track symptoms such as eye strain, headaches, neck or back pain, and wrist discomfort, providing insights into the impact of their work habits on their health. Recording potential triggers, such as specific tasks or workstations setup, can help identify factors that worsen their symptoms.
Additionally, tracking measurements like eye strain severity, posture, or typing speed can provide valuable information on their ergonomic needs and overall health status. Computer workers can also record details about any prescribed or over-the-counter medications taken to manage symptoms like pain or eye irritation. Regularly documenting doctor visits, eye exams, or consultations with specialists can also help them stay proactive about their health and address any issues that may arise due to their computer-based work.
Sample health journal entries that can be entered into Goopatient*:
Date: July 28, 2023
To address my discomfort, I will adjust my chair and monitor height to improve my posture. I will also use a #wrist rest and take more frequent breaks to stretch and relax my eyes.
Today, I experienced moderate #eye_strain and a mild #headache after a prolonged session of computer work. My neck felt a bit stiff due to poor posture, and I noticed some discomfort in my right wrist after extensive typing.
The lengthy report I worked on today might have contributed to my eye strain and #headache. Additionally, the use of a poorly adjusted chair and monitor height might have impacted my #neck and wrist discomfort.
I took a non-prescription pain reliever #Ibuprofen 200mg to alleviate my headache and wrist discomfort.
I monitored my #eye_strain using the 20-20-20 rule, taking breaks to look at a distant object every 20 minutes.
I have scheduled an eye exam next week to check my vision and discuss my eye strain symptoms. #Dr.Brown
*These health records are not real, but compiled by Dr. Mike Stanton of the UCLA Health Center. The data that you put in Goopatient is totally private and stored only on your computer.