According to V U Magazine, increased hospital visits to the ER by baby boomers and their senior parents aren’t just from the expected fragility falls, but are a result of adventure-loving boomers who enjoy their bicycles, motorcycles, and ATVs. Still fit, but with slower reflexes and less agility, their injuries are often traumatic, leading to brain and spinal cord injuries. If you call 911 for a loved one or if you deliver a loved one to the closest hospital emergency room, two initial questions are asked: “What medical conditions are involved?” and “Do you have a list of medications this patient is taking?”

“In an emergency it is critical for first responders and the ER staff to know your medical information-so critical, in fact, it can mean life or death.” American College of Emergency Physicians

If you are involved in an accident, who will speak for you if you are incapacitated or too shaken or in too much pain to speak for yourself? The miCard, a credit card sized medical ID card designed by physicians, provides first responders and emergency personnel with your Personal Health Record. The face of the laminated card shows critical information: your name; your date of birth; the date the card was issued; two emergency contact names and phone numbers; two physician names and phone numbers; your allergies; your critical medications; your current medical conditions; any implanted medical devices; and the ID number assigned to your Personal Health Record. Emergency personnel use that ID number to quickly access, 24/7, the miCard website to view on line your additional pertinent medical information such as EKGs, Lab Results, List of Current Medications, Legal Documents such as your Medical Power of Attorney, and more.

For an annual fee you receive:

  • Two miCard laminated wallet cards
  • Access to your Personal History Record, which supports the wallet card, allowing Emergency Personnel 24/7 online access to your additional critical medical information
  • Unlimited free uploads of your EKGs, Lab Results, Legal Documents, and more
  • Unlimited free printouts of your current medication list
  • Cards are issued annually; if your medical condition changes, you can re-order a new card for $4.95

“16.8 percent of emergency visits by patients 65 + (nearly 19.5 million) received one or more potentially inappropriate medications.” University of Michigan Study as reported in Academic Emergency Medicine.

This instant access to your medical history can prevent unnecessary, time consuming, and often-risky medical tests or inappropriate medications and procedures. In an emergency, do you want to take a chance with your life or the lives of your loved ones? For baby boomers and their parents, the miCard is the medical version of a smart card; and would be a loving and thoughtful gift for family members for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, gift giving holidays, or just to say, “I love you.”