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July 12, 1995

Travel Care: Travel Health Information Software

Author Affiliations

Kaiser Permanente San Diego, Calif

JAMA. 1995;274(2):187-188. doi:10.1001/jama.1995.03530020105049

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Travax, two 3.5-in install disks or four 5.25-in install disks plus one update disk, and 100-page user's guide in three-ring binder, quick reference, Medical Reference Guide, and Travel and Routine Immunizations book; for IBM-PC, DOS at least 2.2 in Windows, 3 MB hard disk, 460 kb free RAM; various versions available starting at $550 with monthly updates or $850 with weekly updates, Milwaukee, Wis, Shoreland Medical Marketing, 1994.

Patients now seek advice from physicians on appropriate medical precautions to take for a spectrum of travel that can range from staying at a four-star hotel in Mexico City to being a Peace Corps volunteer in an unknown country. While relevant disease facts are available free from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and the State Department, they are difficult to locate, voluminous, and disorganized.

In recent years, imaginative physicians have used computers to organize these

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