All Your Medical Records Stored Inside Your Health Card The Size Of A Credit Card Allowing For Faster Treatment When Traveling Away From Home NEW YORK, Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB:SMME) – Continuing SmartMetric’s leadership in the invention of fingerprint secured biometric cards, the company is pleased to announce that it has created a biometric secured smartcard that stores your medical files, including medical scans and images. To see the company portable medical records card presentation, go to THE SMARTMETRIC BIOMETRIC PROTECTED PORTABLE HEALTH RECORDS CARD Inside the SmartMetric biometric card, the size and thickness of a credit card, is memory and a Cortex processor, along with the SmartMetric embedded software that allows for both instant scanning of your fingerprint to unlock the card. The card is able to store and display on a computer your medical files, including such things as medical scans and images. “This … [Read more...] about SmartMetric Develops A Biometric Portable Health Records Card That Stores Your Medical Records Inside the Card That Is Secured By Your Fingerprint
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Last Updated Apr 13, 2010 3:38 PM EDT PositiveID (PSID), the microchip implant company formerly known as VeriChip, has added a new wrinkle to its business model that is bound to be controversial: Its Health Link electronic medical record service* is being sold "on a paid subscription basis" in a pilot scheme targeted at ship, dock and maritime workers. Health Link provides access to a patient's online medical records. It can be used with an implanted microchip and linked to Microsoft (MSFT)'s HealthVault and Google (GOOG) Health. The company's press release is slim on details, but it suggests that either ship workers' employers or the employees themselves will be charged a monthly fee to keep the service activated. In effect, PositiveID will hold workers' online health records to ransom: One assumes that if the monthly fee is not paid, access will not be granted. (Why else would anyone feel obligated to pay?) The company said: Upon successful completion and review of the pilot … [Read more...] about Your Medical Records: Soon to be Held for Ransom by a Chip-Implant Maker
Last Updated Aug 9, 2010 1:04 AM EDT Amgen (AMGN) has been accused by at least three different people of unlawfully trawling through patients' medical records for people who may be suitable for its rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis drug Enbrel. It is against federal law for non-medical employees to access patient medical records, a fact that Amgen's management was surely aware of. Yet two of those accusers, former Amgen drug sales reps, say that looking through doctors' files for new patients was part of the company's marketing strategy. If true, there's a fairly simple management lesson here: Make sure your marketing strategy isn't dependent on violations of federal law. The company's alleged violations of patient privacy have also been the subject of federal subpoenas and a grand jury investigation, according to page 17 of this SEC disclosure. Two former Amgen sales reps, Elena Ferrante and Marc Engelman, have both filed lawsuits against the company claiming they were asked to look … [Read more...] about Are Amgen Sales Reps Looking At Your Medical Records?
Last Updated Apr 26, 2011 7:57 PM EDT arguments over whether drug companies have a right to buy prescription drug data from pharmacies on April 26. The case, Sorrell v. IMS Health, is about a Vermont law that bans prescription "data mining" -- the practice of pharmacies selling their dispensing data to drug companies, who then use it as market research. The law was passed because the state believed drug companies used the data to manipulate doctors' prescribing habits in favor of more expensive treatments, which taxpayers ended up paying for. The law had the collateral benefit of handicapping drug companies' ability to identify individual patients from the circumstantial evidence of their prescriptions, their doctors, and their locations. Unsurprisingly, the drug industry lobby group PhRMA filed a brief arguing that the law is unconstitutional because it "discriminates against pharmaceutical manufacturers based on content and viewpoint." (The "content" being Rx data and the … [Read more...] about Why Do Bloomberg and AP Want to Look at Your Medical Records?
Last Updated Aug 4, 2011 12:23 PM EDT American Hospital Association, a lobbying group for hospitals, is urging the Obama Administration not to enforce a rule that requires healthcare providers to tell patients who has accessed their medical records. Although the AHA claims it doesn't want to add a new layer of bureaucracy in hospital management, nixing the rule would also keep patients in the dark about how easily accessed their "private" medical records are. Most of us imagine our medical records sitting unseen in a locked filing cabinet, only being read when the doctor herself needs to examine us. But under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996, telemarketers, debt collection agencies, the Social Security Administration and your boss all have access to some or all of your medical information under certain circumstances. Worse, electronic medical records in the databases of large institutions like hospitals are often open to any employee who has a … [Read more...] about Why Hospitals Don’t Want You to Know Who Looks at Your Medical Records
A JUNIOR doctor who reportedly looked up celebrities' private medical records was found dead after injecting himself with hospital painkillers, an inquest has heard. Dr Julien Warshafsky, a trainee anaesthetist, would steal painkillers to self-medicate himself for depression, the coroner was told. The 31-year-old referred himself to the General Medical Council after being caught stealing the narcotic in 2013. He was on sick leave in 2016 when he was found dead on his bed in Woking, Surrey, by his wife Mariana. The inquest heard a colleague of the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Foundation Trust, had sent an anonymous email in December 2014 alleging he was still stealing the drug and accessing celebrities’ medical records - although it is not known which celebrities. Surrey coroner Karen Henderson halted the inquest into his death so the GMC could be represented after it was alleged they did not respond when Dr Warshafsky referred himself. Assistant coroner Ms Henderson … [Read more...] about Junior doctor ‘who looked at celebrities’ secret medical records’ found dead after injecting himself with hospital painkillers
Dear Dr. Roach • On three different occasions, I have had to change doctors: once when I moved out of state, once when my doctor moved out of state and just recently when my doctor sold his private practice. The two first times, I asked for my personal medical records and received a complete file, including notes the doctor had written as to possible reasons for ordering some of my tests. This last instance was different. The doctor sold his practice to another group of doctors. It was only by luck that I saw a small notice in a local newspaper that informed his patients that he was no longer in business and that records could be obtained at his old address. The office was closed for a week, but reopened with new doctors. When I asked for my records, I received a small package consisting of copies of forms and tests. It was much smaller and obviously a sanitized version of the originals. Who owns my personal medical records, and who is authorized to see those records? I had … [Read more...] about Who owns medical records: patient or physician?
Dear Dr. Roach: On three different occasions, I have had to change doctors: once when I moved out of state, once when my doctor moved out of state and just recently when my doctor sold his private practice. The two first times, I asked for my personal medical records and received a complete file, including notes the doctor had written as to possible reasons for ordering some of my tests.This last instance was different. The doctor sold his practice to another group of doctors. It was only by luck that I saw a small notice in a local newspaper that informed his patients that he was no longer in business and that records could be obtained at his old address. The office was closed for a week, but reopened with new doctors. When I asked for my records, I received a small package consisting of copies of forms and tests. It was much smaller and obviously a sanitized version of the originals.Who owns my personal medical records, and who is authorized to see those records? I had assumed that … [Read more...] about Doc: Who owns medical records: patient or physician?
Patients from Johns Hopkins Medicine and MedStar Health are among those who can now see their medical records in one place on their iPhones because of an upgrade Apple made to its Health app. Apple announced the upgrade Friday. The upgrade means iPhone users will no longer have to log on to the websites of several doctors or hospitals to view their medical information. They can also opt to receive notifications when their information is updated. The sensitive data will be encrypted and protected with iPhone passwords. “Our goal is to help consumers live a better day. We’ve worked closely with the health community to create an experience everyone has wanted for years — to view medical records easily and securely right on your iPhone,” Jeff Williams, Apple’s COO, said in a statement. “By empowering customers to see their overall health, we hope to help consumers better understand their health and help them lead healthier lives.” Twelve medical … [Read more...] about Hopkins and MedStar patients can now see medical records on iPhone app
Imagine this: you’re on vacation and slip and fall at the pool. You head to the hospital, where doctors ask if you’re taking any medications or have had any recent medical procedures. Instead of trying to recall the names of all your pills or your medical history while in pain, you easily pull up your medical record on your phone. Apple, the tech giant that has been hungrily eyeing the health care sector for years, announced Wednesday it would soon allow people in certain hospital systems to tether their medical records to their iPhones, getting easy access to seven categories of information, including immunizations, lab results or allergies. The medical records capability will roll out through a beta available to the general public in the coming months. It’s an update of a less sophisticated medical records function in Apple’s Health app. Previously, people could download specific medical records and add them to the app, but the new version will aggregate … [Read more...] about Apple wants you to put your medical records on the iPhone