License to travel. Earlier on screen than the next Bond movie?

Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card  5/2021- 6/2021

We grew up with the experience that only if we are intending to travel to special countries or regions in the world we should see a doctor who is an expert in travel medicine beforehand.
In almost all cases this preparation with vaccinations or certain medications was self-centered to protect ourselves from harm but not for reasons focusing on the general health of the population of the country we are travelling to.
As a consequence, we did not need to proof our medical status when crossing the border.
A vaild passport and sometimes a visa with the declaration that we are not suffering from special illnesses was enough.

This not true anymore and proofing a sufficient immune status, a complete vaccination status against Sars- CoV- 2 will become as important as our passport to reach our holiday destination smoothly.
Set under pressure by the countries depending on tourism the European Union (EU) has just decided that every country in the EU can set up its own operating system to ensure a QR-code based documentation of the necessary information for its people.
To avoid discrimination, recent negative testing results must be accepted as well.
Data should only be stored on the mobile of the person itself or on paper.

Using a collective European system then, this certificate should be readable in every EU member state. One can wonder how this will work out until June (2021!) as a lot of EU countries just demonstrated their lack of digital infrastructure and ideas by desperately trying to set up digital solutions for transmitting test results or warnings of dangerous contacts.

But what about non- EU travelers?
Generally, they should be able to join this collective system as well (whenever it is working) and go to Italy or Greece if they have the license to travel!

World Medical Card  is your personal medical profile controlled by you. It is always available via web, app or physical card.
It’s understood by Healthcare professionals all over the world.
By sharing your profile with relatives or travel companions, you help the ones closest to you to assist when required.

– WMC -makes is easy to gather all critical information in one place
– WMC -makes it easy to communicate critical information digital and physical
– All information in the WMC profile is user defined and personal
– WMC profile information is stored and protected securely

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ICD-10 codes and COVID-19

When you have your World Medical Card, the diagnoses you choose to put in to your card automatically codes to the WHO standard. The codes for COVID -19 have already been created in your World Medical Card so that you can keep track and document your COVID-19 tests if mandatory.

Read more in the Blog of Dr. Lindner, Chief Medical Officer World Medical Card, 11/12 2020:

«International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems – ICD.

Most likely, a great amount of us already has recognized some strange alphanumeric codes on a hospital report. In most cases they appear just before the name of the illness one was diagnosed to have.  However, most people never question what they are for and where they come from.

Historically, these numbers were set up to make international statistics of the illnesses on the basis of which people died! This goes back to the 19th century.

Today, the ICD- code is the most accepted international classification system of illnesses and symptoms in general. The World Health Organisation (WHO) is in charge to frequently update the system.

Currently, we are dealing with the 10th version, but ICD-11 is on its way and will become effective with the beginning of 2022. Although there are some local modifications in several countries, the essence of the alphanumerical code is equally used.

To give you an example: someone who was treated for lower back pain will find the “M54.5” on his report and if you are suffering from high blood pressure “I10.9” should be written on yours.

If you already suffered from COVID 19 disease the ICD code for this is U07.1”.
There might be some extending digits e.g. defining the side.

Next to using it for statistic evaluation of the prevalence of illnesses, ICD codes can also be used to regulate the financial side of the health system as for a certain ICD code there is a certain payment that every hospital gets.
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ICD KOder

With World Medical Card you do not need to worry about finding the right ICD-10 code. When you register your diagnosis the system is set up to identify and find the matching ICD-10 code. This secures you will be understood by medical personel all over the world.

The World Health Organizations ICD-10 codes for COVID-19 is already in, so you can easily register, keep track and document your COVID-19 test.
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9 REASONS WHY A WORLD MEDICAL CARD SUBSCRIPTION IS A SMART CHOICE

Here are 9 reasons our members list as the key rationale for why a World Medical Card subscription
makes them feel safer and better prepared for unpredicted challenges in their everyday life.
Read through and see which ones that match with you and your family’s needs to obtains a safer day.

1. ALWAYS AVAILABLE
With the World Medical Card, you always have your medical information with you at all hours of the
day. You can choose to have this either on the app on the phone or as a physical card.

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2. USER-CONTROLLED INFORMATION
You choose what information you want to upload.
Here you can enter:
Diagnosis you have or precautions that should be taken as consequence of the diagnosis
Medications you use
Allergies you have
Specification for glasses and lenses
Health challenges that are not registered with your doctor – such as sore shoulder, neck problems or
other
Surgeries and comments on post-surgery challenges you have experienced
Other ailments, medications, or important information

3. EASY TO SHARE
You choose who you want to share the app and information with.
It provides security and removes anxiety as you can share your medical profile with your closest family
and relatives.
If you are traveling, you can choose to share with your travel companion temporarily, so that they can
help you if a medical challenge should arise.

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4. PROVIDE SUPPORT TO RELATIVES

The World Medical Card allows you to help your parents or others in the family who lose track of their
medications. If they have shared their medical profile with you, you can easily go in and explain to the
pharmacy, doctor, or others both at home and abroad, the needs of those that have trusted you to
assist.
If dementia should occur in the immediate family, the World Medical Card is providing an easy and safe
way to be a helper.

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5. UNDERSTOOD ALL OVER THE WORLD
The medical information you upload is coded according to WHO standards, so that you are understood
by healthcare professionals – anywhere in the world, 24/7.
If you run out of medicine, and do not know what it is called in the country you are in, you can show the
app, and you will get the right medicine.
In addition, diagnosis, medicines, and allergies are translated into 19 languages.

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6. FAST ACCESS TO EMERGENCY CONTACT
You can enter information about relatives, your General Practitioner, or others that health professionals
can contact if a situation arises.

7. DONOR INFORMATION
Here you can enter a picture of your donor card, so that you have all the information gathered in one
place.

8. TRAVEL INSURANCE
Also, in the My File function it is easy to include a photo and information about your travel insurance,
your passport, and other relevant information. Everything you need is easily accessible.

9. WORLD MEDICAL CARD – It is simply clever and makes you prepared for the unexpected
Smart – Easy – Safe – Secure

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Access critical medical information of the athletes

For the Team Management, team leaders, tour guides and supporting parents, it is crucial to be able to access critical medical information of the athletes if something should happen.

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It is the Team Management that most often must provide first-line assistance or contact health personnel if a situation arises. Knowing whether an athlete is healthy, on medication or has allergies reduces the time until proper treatment is given.

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One step ahead – The things you do not see are the ones that can determine the outcome

Prepare, prevent, plan for the unexpected, be confident that you are ready to face challenges. In Professional sports you prepare to win, in non-professional sports you prepare to become the best version of yourself. The Team Management is there to facilitate the development of the team and the individual. It provides safety and security. It is there in good times and an in bad times. It builds for the future and develops clubs to accommodate future generations of athletes. Sport creates commitment, emotion and belonging. It is all the invisible hours of effort that are put in, which makes the sport and its values so strong.

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Being one step ahead – is crucial if a critical situation should arise. Having made the right preparations, prevented, planned for the unexpected and be confident that one can communicate with health professionals around the world – is essential to the outcome.

World Medical Card has chosen to get involved in sports to raise awareness of the importance of being one step ahead. To reduce the risk of incorrect treatment and incorrect medication, we as individuals also have a responsibility. By having our medical record updated and available, we make the job of a healthcare professional easier. Proper treatment can be given quickly, safely, and securely. It limits the extent of damage, reduces time for convalescence and ultimately saves lives.

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Our task is to reduce the risk of incorrect medication, incorrect treatment, and unnecessary loss of lives.

We will contribute to increased safety in everyday life by making it easy to share critical medical information.

It is the joy of practicing your favorite sports that should be in focus. An updated medical record through the World Medical Card is one of the things you do not see, which can be decisive for the outcome if a critical situation arises.

We are proud to have entered partnerships with IL Sandviken fotball and Frisk Asker hockey.

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Do you think we should do something together with your club?

Are you or do you know someone who is passionate about your club and wants to contribute to increased safety in everyday life for your athletes?

Send us an e-mail with headline “Sports” to support@wmc-card.no

Vicious circles of insomnia, depression and chronic pain

Insomnia, chronic pain and depression are common disorders and a lot of people are likely to experience one or more of these during their lifetime. In this article, I will explain why these three disorders tend to occur within the same people, and how having one of them may lead to an increased risk of getting one or both of the other disorders. Finally, I will discuss why this is important to be aware of.    Read More

Vaccine – a major success

Vaccination is regarded as one of the biggest successes in modern medicine.

Using just simple means, it is possible to prevent a number of life-threatening and disabling diseases.
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All parents want their children to live long and healthy lives, and for many, this leads them to encourage their children to participate in organized sports activities.
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Stroke – every minute counts!

The global burden of disease is in constant flux. Just a few years ago, infectious diseases accounted for the majority of deaths globally but this trend has been reversed in recent years, with most deaths now being caused by non-infectious diseases. Much of the blame is assigned to lifestyle changes and the growing number of smokers. Something the two diseases that claim the most lives each year worldwide – heart disease and stroke – have in common is that they primarily affect the blood vessels in the body. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at stroke.
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