A NEW "smart card" for health and safety to be launched in the UK next year could have important implications for insurance companies in the occupational safety and health field. The so-called Prevencard is being marketed by the Spanish company Grupo Prevencard International using technology developed under the EU's 5th Framework Programme for research.

Prevencard is a credit-card sized device, which carries a person's full medical history, listing details of illnesses, blood group, allergies etc in a magnetised strip. Besides serving ...

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