Kroger to carry medical record flash drive

CINCINNATI A flash drive that will store all of a patient’s personal health records, from allergies to insurance to past surgeries, will go on sale at 103 Kroger stores in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky next week, according to published reports.

The device, called MedFlash will be on the pharmacy counter in Kroger stores and is the first electronic personal health record device that the company will sell, spokeswoman Rachael Betzler said. She added that, “This is the direction the medical community is going, to take everything electronic,” she said. “It makes it really easy for the customer.”

The device combines the flash drive with a Web portal that a patient can access even without the drive. The records can also be downloaded through any computer.

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