Medical records in a 'flash'
Kaiser Permanente has come up with a system that allows its members to store health information on a USB flash drive that can be carried with them on business trips and vacations. For $5, Kaiser members can get a thumb-sized digital memory device that contains an accurate, up-to-date summary of their health information in a format that virtually any doctor with a computer can read. To safeguard patient privacy, the drive is encrypted and password protected with a password. The information can not be changed by either the member or doctor, but patients can get their devices updated for free.
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