SanDisk also reports that MedKey Corp. will use its SD™/USB combo flash card for a new generation of Medchip:
The wearable MedChip® EHR (Electronic Health Record), which consists of the card and MedKey’s EHR application, enables patients to carry their medical records and present them to medical clinics, hospitals and other health care providers. The MedChip is the size of a standard SD card and can be worn on a wristband, necklace or key chain. It will be sold both to health care providers and directly to consumers.
The MedChip EHR can be read by any USB-enabled computer as well as via the SD interface found on many PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and smartphones. Consumers will be able to securely update their health history by accessing the drive via their personal computer’s USB port. In a hospital or clinic, authorized health personnel will be able to quickly access patient data by plugging the MedChip directly into the SD Card slot on their PDAs or into any notebook or desktop with a USB port.
A key feature of the software is MedKey’s patent-pending Digital Rights Management (DRM) architecture, designed to provide security of patient information. Another application on the MedChip allows secure transmission to a Patient Data Repository, MedBase.com, for patient record storage and medical analysis by approved medical personnel.
MedKey is also introducing MedChip® Rx, which consists of the SD/USB card and pharmaceutical clinical trial and drug interaction software.
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