Everyone of us is affine with piracy and for each of us it is important to know where the data is being stored and who has access on it. This background thought brought us the following question: How might we empower a patient to control his own data and improve access to medical records?
The conceptual goal is clear: total unity and undisturbed communication between all health care institutions. Leaving the security by side its potential is huge. No more papers, no more physical data and no more time consuming documents picking, sending and searching.
Therefore we introduce Smart eCard, an improvement of the well-known ecard. Our eCard is equipped with a NFC chip to speed up the process during a stay in a surgery, hospital or insurance building by reading and writing the patient-customized data from/to the card. The fact that everyone is familiar with cards (for instance bank card, pay-ticket, driver licence…) made the decision about the choice of the form of our product a lot easier.
Our new concept allows patients to control their own data by storing their medical information directly on the eCard without using external data storage in each medical facility.
With the approach of storing for instance radiographs or diagnoses exclusively on the Smart eCard we mediated a wellbeing which each of us likes to have beside piracy.
In the future the eCard could be equipped with a GPS module to track the activity of the patients and store the gained information directly on the card to support further diagnoses and treatments. This extension can additionally be used to reduce the idle time in waiting rooms at medical facilities.