Here’s a good idea: finger activated medical record USB storage device.
The smartSTIK-MD(TM), developed by bioMETRX, addresses the growing concern over unauthorized digital records access in the medical industry. smartSTIK- MD(TM) specifically addresses concerns over confidentiality of and access to medical records and how to securely transmit this sensitive data between healthcare professionals.
With portable plug-n-play storage and a variety of pre-bundled medical applications, smartSTIK-MD(TM) easily and securely allows patients to carry their personal or family members medical records with them on the go. smartSTIK-MD(TM) is designed to accept medical information, including lab results, x-rays, physician’s notes, prescription histories, testing results, and just about any medical data that pertains to a patient’s health, directly from a doctor’s computer. The information on the device can then be downloaded directly to another healthcare professional’s computer. However, you must first swipe your finger on smartSTIK-MD(TM) before those records can be loaded or transferred. The requirement of a fingerscan assures both the patient and doctor, that the patient is authorizing access to a health record, and complies with the mandates of the Health Information Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA). The device is currently in its testing phase, and the company expects to release it in 2007.