Los Angeles, CA, January 7, 2008 – Travelers now have the ability to carry records of their entire medical history and health needs anywhere in the world.
Luxury travel specialist Crystal Cruises has partnered with PocketMD to offer guests a service that uses exclusive, state-of-the-art technology to store one’s complete medical record on a CD the size of a credit card. The groundbreaking service allows travelers to conveniently carry information on medications, allergies, surgeries, vaccinations, lab test results and even actual EKG readings and dental records.
Once guests have purchased the service and have completed the required authorization forms, the experts at PocketMD do all of the legwork, contacting physicians to obtain the necessary data. PocketMD then organizes, formats and uploads the records without compromising any information provided by medical contacts or physicians. Compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux computer software, this technology is available in all languages and can be used worldwide. The CD literally fits into a traveler’s wallet or Crystal’s keycard holder.
“The portability and convenience of this service offers incredible security and peace of mind to travelers who may be managing a specific health issue, or simply want to be able to handle an unexpected medical emergency with ease while far from home,” says Thomas Mazloum, Crystal’s senior vice president, hotel operations. “Doctors can quickly read one’s medical history, which helps them provide the most appropriate treatment.”
Subscriptions to PocketMD cost $149.00 for the first year, and include unlimited updates. Renewals are available $129.00. To purchase this service, access the “Before You Sail” link at crystalcruises.com, or contact PocketMD at 877-633-7915.
PocketMD, a HIPAA-compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) is the premier enterprise-level system for accessing patient data across the full continuum of care, and delivers the healthcare industry’s only true mobile electronic health record (EHR). Founded in 2001 with the goal of mobilizing the Veterans Health Administration’s (VHA) CPRS/VistA system, PocketMD has been designed to enable quick and easy display of patient information, and facilitate flexible, dynamic and efficient patient data layout for healthcare providers in the hospital, clinic and at home.
The Crystal Difference
Crystal Cruises enjoys a reputation for excellence, grounded in over a decade of prestigious accolades. The line was voted “World’s Best Large-Ship Cruise Line” by the readers of CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure magazines, respectively, for 11 and 12 consecutive years – the only cruise line, resort or hotel to have achieved such distinction. The luxury line’s spa was voted #1 in CondÃƒÂ© Nast Traveler’s recent poll, outscoring most resort spas.
For additional information, please contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the luxury line’s website at crystalcruises.com.