May 27, 2018

Topanga Tim's Survival Tips— Medical Information


The  beach calls to Summit Sally and she loves the peace and quiet of jogging alone along the shore.  Sadly she had a medical mishap the other day and the paramedics were called.  Fortunately she had ID in her pocket and a “zip drive” attached to her keys labeled “medical directives.”

This valuable tool not only contained the name of her doctors and medications, but included a copy of her “Advanced Health Care Directive” and the very important “HIPAA Release.” The latter  allows doctors to release medical information to designated persons. After talking to Sally, I’m on my way to buy a couple of new “zip drives.”­

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