With the increasing adoption of EMRs across the country, patients will be able to have more access to their medical information. Technology like the MedeCARD will increase the portability of this information to help both physicians and patients alike, hopefully leading to a better quality of care.
MEDeCARD is a secure and confidential system that lets you store, update and share your medical records anytime, anywhere.
MEDeCARD enables you to provide your medical records available to health professionals whenever you are away from home anywhere in the world.
MEDeCARD helps you complete forms whenever you visit a practice or hospital, or need to fill in insurance proposal forms accurately.
Why use MEDeCARD?
1. Medical Emergency: In an emergency, would you be able to remember the exact names & dosages of each medication that you take?
2. People away from Home: Your medical history is available wherever you are, ideal if you are a student away from home or traveling in your gap year, an ex-pat, a holiday maker, or on business overseas.
3. Over-50s: As you get older your medical history gets more complex. Recall important health information with MEDeCARD.
4. Families: When was your child’s last immunization? Provide your children with a lifetime record of medical information that they can refer to in the future.
5. People responsible for their health: Even if you have not had medical problems MEDeCARD enables you to keep a record from the time you start, which will be useful in the future.
What information is stored on your MEDeCARD?
– Next of Kin
– Emergency contacts
– Your doctors
– Blood group
– Medical conditions
– Visits to Dentist
– Eye tests & prescriptions
– Medical insurance details
– And much more
As a patient I’d love the ability to plug in my flash drive to quickly & accurately fill out the vast majority of my medical information. Furthermore, as a parent of a special-needs child, I’m thrilled with the ability to hand a complete medical history to any possible care giver in case of an emergency. Lastly, as a young physician-to-be, I’m a big fan of anything that might get me a little more sleep while on call.
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