Neat little wallet-sized “Smart PHR” card

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The health IT industry has been working on personal health records (PHRs) for a while and I suspect it will take years before they really take off in a big way. PHRs are likely not to become prevalent at least until the ambulatory care market starts to recognize their utility and doctors convince patients to use them.

I just ran across this new device: MiCard. MiCARD is the size of a credit card (just a bit thicker) and you load your medical record onto it. Once you’ve got it loaded, the following information is basically carried around in your hip pocket or purse:

  • Critical Medical Conditions

  • Personal Photo

  • Blood Type

  • Physician Information

  • Medications & Dosages

  • Allergies

  • Insurance Information

  • Eyeglass and Contact Lens Prescription Data

  • Immunizations

Seems pretty slick. I’ll check them out in more detail and see how they fare. If anyone knows more about it or has used it, please leave a comment here for others to benefit from as well.


Shahid N. Shah

Shahid Shah is an internationally recognized enterprise software guru that specializes in digital health with an emphasis on e-health, EHR/EMR, big data, iOT, data interoperability, med device connectivity, and bioinformatics.