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Health Cards
Written by Brianne Davidson
Updated over a week ago

Proof of vaccination is increasingly required for various activities such as boarding flights, visiting restaurants, and attending large events. OneRecord offers a simple solution by allowing you to carry your vaccination health records on your phone or device using Health Cards—a digital and verifiable format.

OneRecord Health Cards are based on SMART Health Cards, an open standard and technology developed by the SMART Health IT project at the Boston Children’s Hospital Computational Health Informatics Program. This format is designed to connect individuals with their health records in a shareable and verifiable way.

Currently, SMART Health Card technology supports clinical data from vaccination records and COVID-19 test results. OneRecord's Health Cards currently only support clinical vaccination records, but compatibility with more types of health records may be added in the future.

To add a Health Card to your OneRecord via the web, follow these steps:

  1. Request a .smart-health-card file from the source that stores your clinical information and supports SMART Health Cards. This could be your hospital, health system, doctor’s office, pharmacy, or state and local registries.

  2. Once you have the .smart-health-card file, go to the Health Cards section of OneRecord.

  3. Upload your file to securely store your vaccination records.

Health Cards contain important clinical information such as your name, date of birth, vaccine manufacturer, lot number, vaccination location, and dates of administration. All this information is encoded into a QR code, which can be presented at participating venues to verify your vaccination status without sharing your complete health history.

If your records are not in a .smart-health-card file, you won't be able to upload them to Health Cards. However, we provide alternative options for convenient access to specific records:

  1. If you already have vaccination records in your OneRecord retrieved from your patient portal, you can convert them into Wallet Passes on any supported iOS device using the OneRecord app, available on the Apple App Store. More details on this process can be found in this article.

  2. If the record you wish to save is not tied to a patient portal and you don't have a .smart-health-card file, you can use OneRecord's Files feature to upload and save your documents. For example, you can take a picture of your CDC vaccination card and upload it for quick access on any device. Further instructions can be found in this article.


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