Health Link is the connection between you and your personal health record. Health Link utilizes a tiny, passive microchip (the nation’s first and only microchip cleared for patient identification by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration) and a secure, private online database that links you to your personal health record. Your Health Link is always with you and cannot be lost or stolen. It provides emergency room doctors and nurses with your vital medical and emergency contact information, allowing them to treat you rapidly, accurately and safely during an emergency.
The Health Link microchip
What you need to know about Health Link:
- Health Link allows ER doctors and nurses immediate access to your personal health record and emergency contact information during an emergency.
- ER doctors and nurses use Health Link as a tool to help treat you rapidly, accurately and safely based on your current medical information.
- Your personal medical and emergency contact information is easily updated through Health Link’s secure, online database.
About the size of a grain of rice, the microchip is inserted just under the skin and contains only a unique, 16-digit identifier. The microchip itself does not contain any other data other than this unique electronic ID, nor does it contain any Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking capabilities. And unlike conventional forms of identification, the Health Link cannot be lost, stolen, misplaced, or counterfeited. It is safe, secure, reversible, and always with you.