One of our own members has invented a device for the storage and maintenance of all medical records for yourself or your spouse. I have tried it – it is simple to use and secure – protected by encrypted technology and your own password. No information is transmitted over the internet or to any other computer. You can find more information, and order the MEDI here: http://www.mediforlife.com "Easy to use USB device, compatible with Win/Mac applications on your pc".
The device is available in both a wrist-band (2 sizes) and key-fob model for $19.95 + $2.99 S&H. For WS Members you will receive a $2.00 rebate with your order. Simply add (WSA) after your last name when filling out your order form.
Following is the press-release announcing the debut of this product:
A retired Aiken man is back in business with a new medical device designed to help doctors and EMTS avoid medical complications during an emergency.
It's a device that goes everywhere Well Spouse member John Decker goes. Attached to his key chain is all his personal medical information. "Necessity is the mother of all invention,"
John, like many of us, had to take his wife Karen to the hospital a few years ago after a she became unresponsive. "The ambulance driver told me to gather up her medication and information," Decker remembers. Karen Decker recalled, "I was on a ton of drugs at the time, for him to remember any of them was amazing."
In his hurried state he forgot a few documents and couldn't remember her medications down to every last detail.
Learning from that experience he came home and scanned all of his wife's medical documents, placing the entire stack into a small USB drive. "In an emergency situation I might not remember everything”.
After 18 months of trial and error John designed the MEDI (Medical Emergency Digital Information). With the help of software engineers and a drive manufacturer he created a flash drive that is convenient to carry or wear. "I'm keeping it simple," he said.
He made entering the information easy as well. Once you plug in the device, the computer software walks you through prompts to enter your blood type, upload a picture, type in your emergency contacts, and input your allergic reactions along with medications you are taking. "This is what the medical community needs from you before they can treat you," Decker explained.
When doctors plug it in they can read all your vitals on the screen.
It's an invention John didn't have to make or market, but it's information he wanted to make accessible in a compact form. The information you enter is password protected. Medical professional can get access to the information through a read only format. You can find the product at the M.E.D.I website, http://www.mediforlife.com
There are similar products on the market but the MEDI allows you to put your information on the device securely. (Some devices require you to upload information via the internet onto a database. The MEDI device only requires the drive and a computer.) It is low cost and does not require any additional (annual) fees.
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This is a wonderful device that can make keeping track of all medicines, doctors, insurance, living will, medical proxy all retrievable from one simple piece of technology.
AND THERE IS A DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS!
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Deb and Larry 4-16-67 1-22-13
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