The patients will download to a flash drive their medication history from a secure Web site. Electronic prescription networking vendor SureScripts, Alexandria, Va., will compile the histories from patient data at participating pharmacies, including Brooks Eckerd, Kerr Drug, Rite Aid, Stop & Shop, and Walgreens. The flash drive also will store patient demographic and insurance information.
Patients can give the flash drive to clinicians to plug in a computer and access the data, which could include additional medical information inputted by the patient. The pilot project is using the Personal HealthKey flash drives of Newtown, Pa.-based CapMed, and embedded with the vendor’s personal health records software."