(PRWEB) February 25, 2005
A new product offers relief from the burdens of dealing with medical records and the hassles associated with them. Patient Practitioners, a company out of Chipley, Florida has developed a medical record system that allows for your complete medical history to be contained on a device the size of an average keychain.
This new medical record system can be accessed by any desktop or laptop computer as well as ambulances, making the owners records instantly available. The value of having up-to-date information at a moments notice is almost incalculable in an emergency situation. A Paramedic or EMT would be able to access a patientÂs entire medical history before even leaving a crash site. A doctor in the emergency room would be able to quickly treat a patient with their full record at his or her fingertips. This feature would be particularly beneficial to those who are need of specialized treatment, such as diabetics or those unable to take certain medications. For these patients a simple mistake may not be so simple, and the use of such a system can be more than helpful.
Aside from emergency situations the Portable Medical Record System also makes standard doctor visits easier on both parties. The medical record system can be read by almost any medical facility, cutting down on time spent retrieving patient records and allowing for doctors to spend more time with the patient themselves. The patient also doesnÂt have to worry themselves with keeping track of numerous medical records as they as can access their records using the system. The program presents the information in a simple and easy to read format that allows for doctor and patient alike to read and understand the information with no confusion. This is also the case for when adding information to the system.
The system is able to store basic medical record information as well as the patientÂs family medical history. The system also can hold the patientÂs dental records, immunization history, blood type, organ donor information, next of kin contacts, known allergens, and genetic test results. All the information on the unit can be translated into 3 different languages. At the click of a button the records on the unit will be available in English, Spanish, or French. This feature is very useful for those who travel, offering a degree of security when in a foreign land. The products small size makes carrying your records an easy task. You can carry the device on your keychain or wear it as a necklace. The company is also planning a line of jewelry integrating the device.
The benefits of this product extend past just accessibility and convenience. The product is also useful in cases of malpractice, fraud, and insurance matters. The product utilizes bio-metric security using encryption technology to secure the patients privacy, as well as preventing any unlawful access of the medical records contained on the unit. The product can also provide accurate photographic identification of the patient in addition to the medical information.
Since cost is always an important factor in any personÂs consideration it is useful to know that the medical record device and program used to read it are inexpensive and will aid the patient in saving money on future medical expenses. Use of the product and system helps reduce the cost of delivering healthcare and speed up the insurance claim process.
The advantages of the system extend beyond just the patient; use of the system can also be very useful to medical facilities themselves. Aside from eliminating unnecessary time spent on acquiring records the system also makes compliance with government regulation a much more simple process.
Aside from all the other benefits, the most basic and essential element of the product is that it is a step towards creating the most accurate and reliable system for storing, organizing and sharing medical record information across the entire Healthcare Continuum.
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