Mediband in the News

  • Is My Health Record Safe?

    my health record, health recordAlthough 15th October seems far away, you don’t have long to opt out of My Health Record. The idea behind the record is simple. All of your paper records will enter the digital world. The aim is to make it easier for clinicians to find information. Currently, every Australian will see their record transform into a digital format. You can opt out, but the deadline is October 15th. Opting out after this date is possible. But, the government can continue storing information they already hold until 30 years after your death.

    There are lots of arguments for and against the My Health Record system. If you need a Mediband, or your child does, it’s worth knowing the arguments on both sides. Continue reading

  • Mediband Receives Finalist Nomination for the Premier’s NSW Export Awards

    Preventative Care medical ID bracelets, nsw export awards, medical alert braceletsSYDNEY – Wednesday 29 September, 2010 – Australian company, Mediband, developers of the Mediband range of medical ID wristbands and Mediband Plus medical information portal are pleased to announce that they have been selected as finalists in the Australian Institute of Export Premier's NSW Export Awards. The Premier’s NSW Export Awards are designed to showcase the State’s top exporters and by doing so, promote them as role models, encouraging other businesses to strive for the same levels of success in world markets.

    “It’s such an accolade to be nominated as a finalist in the Emerging Exporter category. We’re just thrilled to be selected as a finalist in such a prestigious awards program, which does so much to promote the achievements made by Australian companies in the ever increasing export marketplace,” commented Michael Randall, Managing Director and Co-founder of Mediband.

    “With so many Australians dying each year as a result of allergic reactions, anaphylactic shock, heart attacks, incorrectly administered drugs and other preventable medical conditions, we feel sure that Mediband’s range of medical ID ‘alert’ products can go a small way to preventing deaths in Australia, but also in other countries around the world,” he added.

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  • Blood Thinners & What to Look Out For in an Emergency

    blood thinners pillsBlood thinners are medications that are prescribed to patients who are at risk of suffering from strokes and heart attacks. Blood thinner medicines prevent blood from clotting and are helpful in treating some types of heart disorders.

    You may need blood thinners if:

    • You’re suffering from atrial fibrillation
    • You are at risk of pulmonary embolism
    • You’ve just had artificial heart valve surgery
    • You’ve recently undergone hip replacement or bone surgery

    Types of Blood Thinners

    There are two common types of blood thinners available—anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs. Antiplatelet drugs prevent thrombotic cerebrovascular and cardiovascular diseases by inhibiting blood clot formation. These drugs don’t allow platelets to adhere to one another, thereby reducing the formation of blood clots. Aspirin, clopidogrel, prasugrel, and Ticlopidine are the most commonly prescribed antiplatelet medications.

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  • The 5 Pregnancy Basics That Will Have you Covered

    Getting pregnant with your first child should be an exciting time in your life, but it can also be very scary if you are unsure what to expect. The pregnancy experience varies widely from woman to wopregnancy, pregnancy wristbandman, but there are some general guidelines that apply across the board. If you have any concerns, you should always check with your doctor, as he or she is familiar with your unique medical history. Read on for some of the basic things you need to know.

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  • Medical Information is Critical in Emergencies - Make Your Health Record Count

    medical information, paramedics, emergency, first respondersIt’s not easy living with an illness or living with someone who is ill. It affects everyone’s quality of life and peace of mind. Part of having peace of mind for you and your loved ones is knowing that first responders have immediate access to essential health medical information. This is important and can often mean the difference between life and death.

    Giving first responders the quickest possible access to your medical information is especially crucial in today’s era of tight budgets and reduced emergency response services. Public service providers in certain areas are sometimes finding it more and more difficult to maintain staffing levels. This means slower response times, and sometimes a lower level of service.

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