It's Coming: One Card to Access All Personal Health Information

Ostara Corp. Friday announced that Health One Global Ltd. plans to launch the Instant Access Medical system, an Internet personal health record, and the patented I-AM Smart card in the fourth quarter of 2005.

The application allows people to carry their entire medical history on a card the size of a normal credit card. The data is stored as a synchronized copy on the I-AM Smart card giving instant access to medical data whenever and wherever the patient, or their physician, needs it, regardless of access to the Internet, Ostara said.

Ostara recently agreed to acquire Health One Global and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary.

Ostara develops and manages emerging technologies.

Health One Global is a provider of healthcare technologies and electronic health record management and is the exclusive healthcare global distributor for the smart card technology.

The I-AM personal health record is based on Health One Global's international professional electronic health-record software. The software is built around international standards and is already used by physicians in the U.S, Ireland, Belgium, France, Switzerland and South Africa, the company said.

The I-AM Smart card patented technology is an ISO-approved design and is supplied by IntelCard Inc.