Aviva has launched a new health passport for its
International Solutions private medical insurance customers, providing online
access to their medical records when overseas. My Health Passport provides
customers with peace of mind that if they need urgent medical treatment abroad,
their medical history will be quickly and safely accessible.
Quick access to such information could be vital if urgent
medical attention is needed abroad, as medical notes are not routinely
transferred by UK hospitals or GPs.
The new health passport is a secure online system that the
customer controls. It holds health information in one place and they can
provide access to healthcare professionals involved in their medical care if
they wish. Wherever they are in the world, details of the customer’s prescribed
medicines, illnesses, vaccinations, allergies and treatments, as well as their
insurance documents, can be accessed and updated by their GP and medical
My Health Passport holders are encouraged to carry a
membership card with them so their records can be accessed in an emergency so
they can receive faster clinical care if required.
The passport can also store personal information, including
next of kin and personal reminders, via an emergency health record.
Teresa Rogers of Aviva says: “Living and working abroad
poses some unique challenges and we want to make sure our international health
insurance customers have access to the latest tools and support services to
make their time abroad as worry-free as possible. Recalling vital health
information in the event of an illness or injury abroad can be tough, and My
Health Passport offers invaluable peace of mind. The information it holds can
save vital time in a patient receiving the right treatment and can save costs
by preventing repeat medical tests.”
Aviva has partnered with Zaptag to deliver My Health Passport, which is
available to both individual and corporate customers of Aviva’s International
Solutions private medical insurance for no extra cost.
International health insurance news: 22 June 2012