CPI Card Group Partners With LifeNexus to Produce and Personalize Personal Health Card in North America



CONCORD, Ontario and BROOMFIELD, Colo., Feb. 16, 2011 /CNW/ -- CPI Card Group a global leader in financial and commercial card production and LifeNexus, the developer of the iChip(TM) and Personal Health Card®, today announced an agreement to produce, personalize, and fulfill the LifeNexus Personal Health Card. This is the first ever multi-purpose electronic health card utilizing the embedded iChip for securely maintaining an individual's personal health record, with a payment card option on the same card.

CPI will provide personalization of the card, including the magnetic strip and the computer chip modules utilized in the LifeNexus Personal Health Cards. CPI supplies global high level chip card personalization and fulfillment services. "This is a true first in North America for CPI or anyone in the card industry - a healthcare and financial payment product on one card," said Steve Montross President of CPI Card Group. "Together, CPI and LifeNexus are delivering a product that raises the bar for security, portability and convenience within the healthcare and bank card industries."

The LifeNexus Personal Health Card was designed to secure and maintain an individual's Personal Health Record (PHR) on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip(TM), (Individually Controlled Health Information Platform(TM)), utilizes "mobile server" technology embedded on a chip card which is both encrypted and password-protected, providing a highly secure environment to stores comprehensive health information for individuals and their family members. Hugh Meadows, President of the LifeNexus Payment Card Group stated "Individuals and their healthcare providers no longer have to consider that the only option available is to store their sensitive information on some unrelated third party server. Individual control is now as close as your wallet where vital and potentially life-saving information is literally at your finger tips".

"In addition to having greater control over your personal health records, the Personal Health Card allows individuals extraordinary flexibility with a payment card option, to use the card just as they would their every day payment card," said Hugh Meadows.


    About CPI Card Group


CPI, a global leader in financial, commercial and identification card production and related services, offers a single source for plastic cards and other form factors, from foil cards and holograms to translucent and smart cards, and personalization and fulfillment services. CPI offers the largest production capacity in North America. CPI's production sites include Denver, Colorado; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Las Vegas, Nevada; Colchester, England; Liverpool, England; and Toronto, Canada. CPI's plants in Colorado, Nevada, and Liverpool are ISO 9001 certified. For more information, visit www.cpicardgroup.com.


    About LifeNexus, Inc.


LifeNexus introduces a new era in portable health records with the Personal Health Card®. This technology was designed specifically for maintaining an individual's Personal Health Record (PHR) on a card in their wallet. The patented iChip(TM), "Individually Controlled Health Information Platform(TM)," utilizes mobile server technology to securely store critical information including prescriptions, medical history, allergies, insurance data, emergency contacts, physician notes, as well as other key information. Individuals authorize access to critical information at the time and point of need. With sensitive information securely encrypted, password protected and "Off-the-Web" the consumer is in absolute control with the iChip. Now individuals can manage their personal health information and at their choice, the iChip can be applied to payment cards, conveniently making general day-to-day purchases on the same card.


    For more information about LifeNexus, visit www.personalhealthcard.com.



For further information: Felipe Papaleo of CPI Card Group, +1-905-761-4727, fpapaleo@cpicardgroup.com; or Marc Longpre of LifeNexus, +1-415-293-2837, marc.longpre@mslgroup.com Web Site: http://www.cpicardgroup.com https://www.personalhealthcard.com

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