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miCARD's "Medical Information Card" Prepares Vacationers for Safer Travel This Summer


June 14, 2011 - SCOTTSDALE, AZ

Nothing can spoil a long awaited summer vacation faster than a medical emergency. With more travelers projected to be in the skies and on the streets this summer, a proactive approach to emergency preparedness can reduce medical complications and save the lives of vacationers who unexpectedly require emergency care while traveling.

"The best way to ensure peace of mind during your vacation is to take a few minutes to prepare yourself and your family members for a medical emergency prior to going away," said Dr. James Kelley, a practicing emergency physician and co-founder of miCARD. "Taking ten minutes to create a medical information card can help first responders provide better care and may even save your life or the life of someone you love."

So you know your blood type and you have a Peanut allergy. Think you're prepared for a medical emergency? Think again. What if you take medications, have medical conditions or allergies that might be critical to a first responder or physician providing emergency care? What if you're traveling in a foreign country and don't speak the language? Can't remember vital medical information under stress? Or you're unconscious due to illness or injury and unable to communicate with care providers?

miCARD is a leading provider of medical information solutions for consumers and is the only medical information card developed by an emergency physician. This ensures the correct critical information gets into the hands of medical personnel. miCARD has partnered with organizations like AAA to help keep their members safer on the roads this summer and throughout the year.

"We believe our members will benefit from the critical service miCARD provides first responders in emergency situations," said AAA Arizona Vice President of Strategy and Business Development Todd McGee.

Travelers with Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

Experts agree. Both the Centers For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) and the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recommend travelers carry a medical information wallet card which lists family members' names, medications, medical conditions, and allergies. Particularly if you have pre-existing medical conditions. If something life threatening occurs, it may be the only way to communicate with medical personnel.

miCARD gives emergency personnel the critical information they need to make lifesaving decisions on location. The miCARD wallet card lists a complete summary of a user's vital medical information including: medical conditions, critical medications, emergency contacts, surgical history, critical allergies and more.

miCARD's wallet card is supported by an interactive, online PHR which stores additional medical information such as advance directives, physician contacts, EKG, lab results and medication lists. All medical information is stored securely online and viewable at the miCARD website, 24/7, by treating medical personnel worldwide.

miCARD, priced at $14.95 annually, is a low cost solution to the problem of emergency preparedness and care and can be created securely online in minutes. To learn more visit www.micard.com.

About miCARD

Headquartered in Scottsdale, AZ, miCARD is a physician designed, medical information card and online Personal Health Record designed to optimize emergency medical care. miCARD's proprietary solution improves the flow of critical care information and ensures medical personnel have immediate and secure access to a user's vital medical information, 24/7 worldwide. To enquire about co-branding opportunities with miCARD please visit www.micard.com/partners or contact us directly at (866)596.2956.

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