If you get a medical problem right now, the only local online database through which an emergency responder can (use your Health Care Card to) access the contacts of your doctor or the contacts for your next of kin is the Health Care Database.
The Health Care Database is also the only unified source of records that a doctor can directly access using his mobile device or a computer (regardles of your location at the scene of an emergency) to quickly know the history of your problem or your current medication so that he can save time and treat you faster by focusing on your life threatening problem rather than its cause.
Clinicians can also access previous records of a patient, and use the available reports to warn of potential problems such as incompatible drugs. Physicians or nurses can check on the outcomes of individuals or groups of patients and perform research studies.
Laboratory data can also be entered or accessed from distant sites, assisting prompt and effective patient management. Further more, the database can be used to remotly track patient outcomes, compliance with therapy and to record surgical procedures that are done outside the hospital.
The Health Care Database is responsive, which mean it is accessible using any device including smart mobile phones plus any other device that can be able to connect to the internet especially via a browser, Its also important to note that penetration of internet services has drastically increased over the last several years, such factors therefore provide increased access to the database from some of the remote locations country wide. This database thus has the ability to transform personal devices, like smartphones, into meaningful wellness tools, thus empowering healthier lives every day.
We use QR codes on all our Health Care Cards, by doing so, we have made the process of accessing your medical information much faster and easier during an emergency and when visiting the doctor. QR codes are often used in hospitals on patient wristbands, medication bottles and supplies. As a result, medical personnel are familiar with QR barcodes and know how to scan them using mobile phones.
All the above points clearly show that the Health Care Database provides univeral accessibility of vital health care infomation for doctors and medical facilities when it's needed in order to improve patient safety, quality of care and also to save life.
A very important point to note though is that the database is online, and so its access is restricted to internet connectivity, however internet connectivity is now available in 70% of the whole country, therefore most of the urbarn medical facilities should be able to easily access, while rural medical facilities can opt to use satellite based access.
NB: Doctors should not spend lots of critical time on trying to figure out what is wrong with you when such data is already accessible in your online profile, they must be able to examine your data directly from the Health Care Database and then quickly make informed decisions.