What is the best and most portable way to carry one's own medical and dental records around while traveling? I am not interested in them being a part of a public database, but I would like them to be easily accessible to a doctor or dentist if I should go to visit one in another country. Ideally, I would give them a USB stick with some data and then they would update it and give that back to me.
- Is there any open standard or some kind of common format for this kind of data?
- Has anyone ever tried getting doctors or dentists to turn over this data to an individual, personally, in a digital form?
- Are there any other people out there who, like me, are concerned with the privacy implications of shared medical records and looking for other options?