Best Practices: Medical ID Records

SuperAlert┬« ID Medical ID Tags enable you to share vital information in emergency situations. They also enable you to store your entire medical history, current conditions and treatments, allergies, legal documents and affidavits, and more…

Medical ID Records and Medical ID Tags

A Medical ID record is created when you activate a Medical ID tag.

In subsequent activations of Medical ID tags, you can either create a new Medical ID record (for other loved ones) or attach the tag to an existing Medical ID record.

This means you can carry multiple Medical ID tags on your person for faster access by First Responders. Typically, an experienced First Responder will look for a bracelet, then a pendant and then wallet for identification and Medical Information. The sooner they can get to this vital information, the better their ability to help you when every minute counts.

“Edit Basics” First

Click on your Medical ID record button on the “My Records” screen. This will take you to the “Record Dashboard” where you can work on your record.

In the “Data Panel” of the record, you see all the information items you can work on. We suggest you click the “Edit Basics” item first and complete that first, as it will provide the minimum required information in emergency scenarios. Do add a recent portrait or passport photo of yourself as the “Primary Record Image”.

Other information

Once you have the basics done, do enter the remaining information as much as you can. Remember – the record has to be up to date so it can provide accurate information when needed.

Add photos of information such as prescriptions, medical bottles and such. The system compresses the photos stored. You can find your storage use any time by clicking the “Details” item on the “Function Panel” of the record dashboard.

Password Mode

When all SuperAlert® ID Medical ID tags are on your person, the default password security system of using Tag Activation Key as the access password works well.

However, if at least one of the Medical ID tags will not be on your person, but attached to an object that can be viewed independently, you need to consider using the “Record Password” mode.

Some example situations are Medical ID tags such as Windshield Cling Medical IDs and Medical ID stickers.

When the Windshield Cling ID is mounted on your vehicle, a casual passer by can view the Key Code on the tag and access password protected information. The same applies to a sticker that is on your telephone, your refrigerator or on a medical supply box.

In such cases, we suggest you put your record into “Record Password” mode as described here.

Note that any files you attach to your Medical ID record can be individually password protected, each file with their own custom passwords.

Example setup

You can read the example setup described in Lisa Miller’s story here.

You can even view the real Medical ID record Lisa set up for herself here.