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999card

999card

The newest way to keep all your medical id, it is printed on the front with the users allergies and conditions, on the USB software stores all your medical information. Buy one from http://www.999card.co.uk

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Medical Mistakes

If you are constantly in and out of hospital, seeing different doctors and specialists the likelihood of mis-diagnosis or a medical mistake is, unfortunately, increased. Every time you see a new doctor you need to go over the same thing detailing symptoms, dates, etc etc etc. Your doctors diagnosis will take all this into account, if you miss something out through familiarity with the information this may result in a medical mistake and nobody wants that.

With the 999card you update your information as soon as it changes, prescriptions and dosages can be stored as soon as you get a new medication, doctors notes can be scanned onto the card, all this can then be carried with you in your purse or wallet, show the specialist this and he can diagnose your condition using the full information regarding your current treatment and medication.

999card is and insurance policy for you that you control and carry, it can be used in case of emergency or during your normal treatment. First responders and doctors need as much information about your condition in order to administer the correct treatment, 999card gives you this.

Control your own information!

http://www.hsj.co.uk/primary-care/burnham-warns-on-patient-records/5068779.article?blocktitle=News&contentID=8805#.Ux78GfnWOSo

http://www.hsj.co.uk/news/concern-at-medical-records-sharing/5068078.article

There is increasing worry over the security of patient information in the new NHS data scheme. Up to date, accurate and easily accessible patient information is paramount, how can you ensure that your personal medical is all these things? By keeping it and updating it yourself.

999card fulfils all these requirements, you can update it as often as you want, you always carry it with you and you can ensure its accuracy. It is the ideal tool to ensure that you receive the best treatment if you are unfortunate enough to require emergency hospital treatment. This card really can save your life.

Who it helps

999card is a replacement for medical id bands, it helps just the same people who wear the bands. Anyone who has a serious medical or allergic condition would benefit from the card, not only does it show details of their condition on the front of the card but the software on the card contains their complete medical history enabling medical staff to give the cardholder the best possible medical treatment.

In addition to those users who have medical or allergic conditions the card would benefit cyclists or motorcyclists who may need them in case of emergency, also those involved in extreme sports could also benefit from carrying a card.

The number of people in the UK who could benefit from carrying a card is considerable to say the list, below is a list of the types of people who could benefit, it is certainly not an exhaustive list:

Over 3 million with diabetes

Over 1 million with severe allergies

600,000 with epilepsy

800,000 with alzheimers

300,000 diagnosed per year with cancer

1.2 million on anticoagulant warfarin

5.4 million people with asthma

6000 with haemophilia

700,000 with autism

600,000 with rare blood group

50,000 with asplenia

500,000 with a pacemaker

5,000 with hereditary angiodema

1 million motorcyclists

3 million cyclists

3 million participate in extreme sports

 

Given the fact that some people will fall into more than one category there are over 15 million people who could directly benefit from the card in the UK

In addition to these people who would benefit from carrying a card charities will also benefit from the cards, for every card that is sold £5 (20% of the purchase price) is given to the charity of the purchasers choice, if the buyer does not have a specific charity they would like to support 999card has a nominated monthly charity, this month it is the Air Ambulance Service.

Cards can be purchased from our website http://www.999card.co.uk

What it does

The new 999card is a new take on the standard medical id band which shows to first responders what allergies or conditions the patient may have that would impact on their treatment.

Where 999card differs is that the complete medical history of the patient id contained on the USB portion of the card and is carried around in a purse or wallet. Standard medical id bands will just say that the patient is diabetic or whatever condition they have, with todays increasingly complicated treatments and medicines it is vital to have all the information to hand immediately, 

Each card is individually printed according to the customers requirements, the conditions and allergies are printed clearly on the front of each card so if no card reader is immediately available the essential information is clearly visible just like a normal medical id band. Once inserted into a card reader or computer the full patient medical history then becomes available to medical staff.

Contrary to popular belief, if you are admitted as an emergency to hospital your medical information is not immediately available, it can take up to 4 days to obtain information from doctors and other medical institutions before your full medical information is available to those treating you.

For patients with constantly changing medical requirements the card can be updated by the patient or family member as often as required, no confidential information is held by any third party and the software can be password protected, this does not affect medical staff viewing your information as it is viewed on a pdf reader that simply shows the information you input onto the card software.

The new 999card combines the accessibility and convenience of normal medical id bands with the new technology available to ensure all essential information is immediately apparent to first responders.

How it all started

I was visiting my Mum and Dad one Sunday and noticed a new medical id bracelet that my Dad was wearing! Now unfortunately my Dad has numerous medical issues and has allergies, different medical needs and has constantly changing medical requirements!

Despite this both he and my Mum are really quite upbeat about the situation and we were laughing that they could only fit a fraction of his medical issues on the bracelet. I enquired as to how the rest of his medical information could be accessed in case of emergency. The rest of his history is held on a central database that can be contacted in case of emergency, this service costs £25 per year, on top of the £65 for the bracelet, that in itself is ok but the main problem is the database needs to be updated whenever my Dads medical information changes. This has to be done via a fairly complex process in order to ensure the correct information is update.

Earlier that week i had been looking for novelty USB cards to sell in my sweet shop and had seen the USB cards in the shape of a standard credit card. I thought that given the correct software this would alleviate a couple of problems with current medical id on the market, firstly it can be easily carried around in a purse or wallet which unlike medical id bands are much more convenient plus the bands are not suitable for all occasions. secondly, and more importantly, the USB will easily store the total medical information of the user and this information can be updated simply by putting the card into a laptop and accessing the software. In addition to this the card can hold scans of prescriptions, doctors notes etc, all of which can be viewed by hospitals and first responders using only a pdf reader that is available on all laptops.

From this initial idea it has taken over 2 years to develop the software, website cards and printing before everything was ready to begin selling.