To get sick or in a hospital is regrettable at any time, but even more if you are abroad. You can only hope you have all the necessary information at hand. A piece of paper or a booklet can be useful, but the information it can hold is limited in size and limited to text.
Store your sensitive medical information on a laptop, tablet or smart-phone is not very safe. Think NSA or criminal hackers. If you share your (professional) device with colleagues, it is possible they stumble upon some embarrassing details.
Your medical information on a USB stick is:
- Small, so easy to hide or conceal
- Easy to connect to computer, tablet or smart-phone
- Has information as text, pictures, video and audio
- When on-line, e-mail addresses, phone numbers and links to external information
- Easy to edit (HTML)