New USB key safely stores a person’s medical data
A company called SmartMetric Inc. has created a new type of device that stores your medical record data in a small keying. This storage device is unique in that it will give caregivers access immediately and that it is stored locally and not in some central database.
In this day and age of digital storage you simply cannot be too careful with your personal information, let alone a detailed medical history. Now a company called SmartMetric Inc. has created a new type of secure storage device that keeps 100% of your medical record data in a small keying. This storage device is unique in that it will give medical staff instant access to your data while keeping your information safe and activated only by the patient's fingerprint.
In a November 15, 2012 press release, SmartMetric Inc. announced a new product that can safely store the users medical records all contained and encrypted inside of a small keying with USB connection usable on a PC or MAC computer. This medical history storage device is plug and play ready, and it allows your medical doctor or other healthcare professional to instantly access your medical history without the need of doing a check from some central database.
According to the company this small device will save the lives of many people entering into an emergency room because it allows the ER staff to know exactly what their patient’s history is without any wait. The key ring storage will offer up to 128GB of data, which is a large amount of storage data for any USB memory device. This large amount of memory will allow a patient to store X-ray images, CAT scans and all manner of image data important to the patient.
While many might be fearful of carrying around their entire life on a keying there is no need to worry because all of the data is encrypted and stored locally. Even if the device is lost or stolen it cannot be activated without the users hands since it needs the patient’s fingerprint in order to open the drive. Upon release by the patient, the drive is given to the medical staff that takes it to their own system to look through the patient’s history and then they can make important decisions about the patient’s medical care.