Helping First Responders Save Lives, MyInfo911 Launches Emergency Identification Cards Using Smartphone QR Code Technology
A new product has emerged that utilizes smartphone technology to help first responders get on the spot access to a victim’s allergies, medications and basic medical information within seconds.
Palm Coast, FL (PRWEB) July 25, 2011
With more than two million serious Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) each year, ADRs account for approximately 100,000 deaths annually. Researchers concluded that ADRs are now the fourth leading cause of death in the United States after heart disease, cancer and stroke. The new MyInfo911 emergency identification card empowers people with known medical conditions to lower their risk of experiencing an ADR.
“¢There are over two million serious ADRs each year.
“¢ADRs account for approximately 100,000 deaths annually.
“¢ADRs are the fourth leading cause of death
“¢One out of five injuries or deaths to hospitalized patients each year are caused by ADRs
The new product utilizes smartphone technology to help first responders get on the spot access to a victims allergies, medications and basic medical information within seconds. The card features the holder’s photo, name and QR Code that once scanned gives medical personnel access to all the pertinent information. The back of the card again has the holder’s name in addition to the year of birth, emergency contact information, blood type, allergies and any specific medical conditions.
Lawrence P. O’Reilly, CEO of MyInfo911 came up with this idea after using these QR Codes in his Real Estate business. “The most innovative part of this Emergency Identification Card/Sticker package is that your next of kin is immediately notified when your card is scanned by a first responder. This card can be carried by everyone, no matter what their age. Our hope is that this card will help save lives.”
There are a lot of medical products out in the market today from the most popular “Help me, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” electronic push button pendants to medical condition identification jewelry to online medical records storage. However, not only is this card much more affordable, it cuts out the “middle man” like an 800 number medical providers have to call to get the person’s information. The first responder simply scans the card and gets the information right then. The information is also available by typing the unique URL into your computer. There is also a 3 digit pin printed on the card which is needed to access the person’s medical information as an added security measure.
“In addition to this card speaking for you when you can’t, all bases are covered with giving the medical professionals the necessary information that could really save your life,” O’Reilly said. “This card also makes routine doctor’s visits easier and more effective.”
When card holders’ medical status changes, they can login to their website and update their medical history. $9.95 covers 12 months of use.
Started in October 2010, MyInfo911 provides emergency identification cards that use QR codes to provide pertinent medical history information to first responders and other medical providers. The Palm Coast, Florida based company’s cards have the person’s picture, name and QR code on the front and the person’s name, year of birth, emergency contact, blood type, allergies and specific medical conditions on the back. For more information visit http://www.myinfo911.com
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