LifeNexus Personal Health Card became available to consumers nationwide today. This is the only card that allows individuals to carry their health information in their wallet and helps address the three biggest challenges in healthcare: lowering costs, improving patient outcomes and ensuring privacy.
Individuals now have a way to securely maintain their personal health record when and where it’s needed most: at the point of care. The card puts vital information at the fingertips of emergency care providers and gives pharmacies convenient access. Additionally, the card confirms patient identities at doctors’ offices, providing for the accurate digital transfer of admission data. The card-based portable technology is also encrypted and password-protected, assuring patient protection of identity and privacy.
Available on General Purpose Payment Cards
BROOMFIELD, CO, Feb. 15, 2011 – LifeNexus, Inc., the developer of the iChip™ and Personal Health Card®, today announced the launch of the Personal Health Card. The Personal Health Card is the first multi-purpose electronic health card utilizing the embedded iChip for securely maintaining an individual’s personal health record and incorporates a payment card option.
The LifeNexus Personal Health Card was designed to securely maintain an individual’s Personal Health Record (PHR) on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip™, (Individually Controlled Health Information Platform™), utilizes “mobile server” technology embedded on a chip card which is both encrypted and password-protected, providing a highly secure environment to store comprehensive and potentially lifesaving health information for individuals and their family members. Christopher Maus, CEO of LifeNexus said, “We all agree that health records must go digital, now there is a radically simple approach that give individuals control. Many believe storing sensitive personal information with unrelated third parties on the web is not a viable option”, Maus continued, “The wallet has long been the trusted place to store personal and sensitive data, such as payment, membership and insurance cards. With mobile server technology embedded on the Personal Health Card, individuals now have control, security and a rich digital experience with their health records.”
LifeNexus led a five year collaborative effort between leading payment card, technology, healthcare, digital device and payer transactional service companies, creating a new era in mobile communication. The Personal Health Card stores critical information including prescriptions, medical history, allergies, insurance data, emergency contacts, physician’s notes, as well as other key information and at the consumer’s choice, the iChip can be applied to a traditional payment card. Individuals grant access to authorized healthcare providers at the time and point of need. With sensitive information securely encrypted, password protected and “off-the-web,” the consumer is in absolute control with the iChip.
Consumer control has been the basis of adoption for all digital platforms, from computers to the Internet, from phones to mobile technology and now from payment cards to mobile servers. With the iChip, consumers’ can eliminate concerns about storing their sensitive data, while supporting the physician’s adoption of electronic health records. If individuals choose to have the Personal Health Card on a payment card, they can conveniently make purchases and manage their health-related information on the same card.
About LifeNexus, Inc.
LifeNexus introduces a new era in portable health records with the Personal Health Card®. This technology was designed specifically for maintaining an individual’s Personal Health Record (PHR) on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip™, “Individually Controlled Health Information Platform™,” utilizes mobile server technology to securely store critical information including prescriptions, medical history, allergies, insurance data, emergency contacts, physician notes, as well as other key information. Individuals authorize access to critical information at the time and point of need. With sensitive information securely encrypted, password protected and “Off-the-Web” the consumer is in absolute control with the iChip. Now individuals can manage their personal health information and at their choice, the iChip can be applied to payment cards, conveniently making general day-to-day purchases on the same card.
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