Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has offered a new initiative under which the Ministry of Health is examining a move of a medical card being issued for every patient, which will be valid at all medical institutions: ​

In a discussion that was held today by the Science and Technology Committee headed by MK Uri Maklev in the Knesset on the subject of sharing of information between healthcare systems with the aim of saving life, the Minister of Health, MK Yaakov Litzman announced that he intended to continue to advance the subject of sharing of medical information between healthcare systems with the aim of saving human life.
 
Health Minister Yaakov Litzman has offered a new initiative under which the Ministry of Health is examining a move of a medical card being issued for every patient, which will be valid at all medical institutions. Health Minister Yaakov Litzman mentioned the subject to the government meeting and in the Science and Technology Committee.
 
The idea of a uniform medical card is for every individual to have a personal card that contains all medical information, including tests, images, allergies, drugs and that the individual himself will keep the information, so that in an emergency his allergies and medication may be known, and this information may be lifesaving. 
 
The Minister has clarified that the benefit of a uniform medical card is that even in events that are not emergencies, the patient does not always know the list of drugs to which he is allergic off by heart, or does not remember all of his own medical information, and carrying a medical card that will be usable in all medical institutions would provide an important solution to the member’s health and optimal care. 
 
Health Minister Yaakov Litzman mentioned the subject to the government meeting and in the Science and Technology Committee.