Emergency Medical Information for Athletes – Minerva Health Manager

healthcare providers during regular office visits. Personal Health Records on the flash drive can also be secured with password protection.

Do USA Triathlon members really need Minerva Health Manager? Consider that someone visits an emergency room every 4 seconds, and that almost 200,000 people die each year in the U.S. as a result of medical errors, making it the 3rd leading cause of death. Even a well-conditioned athlete can suddenly be in a life-threatening situation due to a serious accident or a pre-existing health condition.

“Unfortunately, you can’t always rely on our country’s healthcare system to have all pertinent health information about you in order to provide an accurate diagnosis or treatment. Anyone who has been in an emergency room likely has memories of all of the paperwork and chaos,” said Dan Schiavello, President of Minerva Health Technologies. “Imagine having all of your personal health records stored on a lightweight wristband or tiny flash drive—as small as a house key.” The same personal health record software that is being used by USA Triathlon athletes is now available to consumers throughout the U.S. and can help them avoid becoming another statistic. The cost of Minerva Health Manager is $50 for the Personal Edition and $75 for the Family Edition, which stores personal health records for the entire family.

In addition to USA Triathlon, Minerva is working with other non-profit organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation that are using the software product to help raise funds. Minerva donates a portion of the proceeds from sales made through their respective web sites. For more information, visit Minerva’s website, and take the Video Tour or download the free Trial.

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