Getting a patient’s medical history is probably the most important part of making a diagnosis. Sometimes, it’s a little tricky to get this critical info from a patient who is comatose or screaming in pain uncontrollably. Luckily for them, the EMI 911 rCard has all this information presented digitally on a device the size of a business card. Here’s a snippet from their website:
The EMI 911 rCard is an interactive, easy to use, electronic device that stores and displays essential Emergency Medical Information at the touch of a button. The full-color, high-resolution screen vividly displays medical charts, photos and text to instantly provide lifesaving data to doctors, nurses and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs). The card is so small it can be carried in a pocket, purse or backpack!
To load the card, consumers will create a personal health record on EMI’s secure, password-protected web site. If the card is lost or fails, this health record can quickly and easily be downloaded to a new card. In addition, if the cardholder fails to charge the card’s battery or the card is damaged in an accident, emergency medical personnel can call the toll-free number on the back of the card to access key information.
Just don’t lose it though, you don’t want a passerby to see close-ups of that inconvenient rash you’ve been harboring.
(Hat tip: Engadget)