In this paper, a prototype of an electronic patient record management system using smart cards is described. An application using visual basic was developed, a database using Microsoft access was built, the visual-basic-based application was then interfaced to the database. An interface module that allows any person with no programming knowledge to store easily, required information on a smart card was also developed. The application was then interfaced to a smartcard reader. With this system, relevant patient information including, but not limited to allergies, blood-group, and past operations can be retrieved from the smart card.