Here's one card you hope you can leave home without

Mortland, Shannon
December 2004
Crain's Cleveland Business;12/6/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 49, p22
The article presents information on Akron General Medical Center patients who soon will have one more card to carry that holds their personal information. The hospital launched the Very Important Patient Card, which holds the patient's identification information. The card can be presented when the patient goes to Akron General for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room services or when they go to one of the hospital's four health centers. It is meant to decrease the time it takes to register. Though the card now only contains basic identification data, in the future it will hold portions of the patient's medical records and other health information.


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