MyCare Card Browser

Screenshots of the MyCare Card Browser GUI are shown on browser screenshots page.

Inital data requirements

In order to establish preliminary end user requirements of the MyCare Card, two "similar" questionnaire surveys were designed to collect attitudes, to patient held records and requirements for an electronic patient held record device, from the public and health professionals. Over 500 participants took part in the survey. Approximately half of these were members of the public and half were health care professionals. Ethical clearance was obtained to consult health care professionals. Data was collected in different areas of the UK in order to include participants from different geographical locations and working environments. The combined results were used to derive an initial set of development requirements for the user interface software, the data which needed to be stored and the preferred storage device.

The following is the initial list of the data record types, obtained from the surveys:

Personal information

  • Name
  • Photo
  • Address
  • Next of kin
  • Carer contact
  • Age
  • NHS number
  • Information about social service care
  • Living Will and donor information
  • Ethnicity
  • Religion

Medical information

  • Allergies / intolerances
  • Blood Group
  • Implants
  • Disabilities
  • Current medication
  • Dietary information
  • Long-term conditions
  • Major health problems in the past
  • Non prescribed medication

This initial list of the data record types, which are expected to be stored on the MyCare card was used to design and implement MyCare Card Browser software. The software binaries and source code are availible on the downloads? page.