Chennai-based medical tourism and healthcare hiring firm Prime India plans to launch an electronic health card that will store people’s medical data.

The card, which comes with an inbuilt USB drive, is like a ready-reckoner that stores the entire family’s medical records, healthcare history, vital parameters, medical schedules and allergies, if any. The data on the card can be changed any time and synced to the Web for real-time updates.

Prime Health Card easily fits into a person’s wallet or pocket. In case of accidents or other emergencies, the card provides vital information such as blood group, allergies and medical history that can prevent medical errors or wrong medication, says V. Vinod Sharma, Mentor, Prime India.

Prime India plans to launch the card in Chennai in a few weeks. Initial subscription costs Rs 1,899; renewal costs Rs 900 every year. Membership comes with offers and discounts from Fortis Malar Hospital, MedPlus pharmacy chain, Agarwal Eye Hospital and VLCC, said Sharma. Members will also get four doctor-on-call visits free.

(This article was published on August 19, 2012)
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