Invisible Bracelet Launches Nationwide Emergency Medical Notification Text Messaging Service.
TULSA, Okla., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- When faced with a medical crisis, having the ability or presence of mind to personally communicate critical health information to emergency response teams may not be possible. With invisibleBracelet.org (iB), a virtual medical ID, consumers may have their vital health information readily available to emergency medical service (EMS) providers through the new ICE Public Profile and Enhanced Medic Network, helping save crucial time.
The new iB Web service offers two levels of protection. iB members may enroll for the SMS (1) (Storage Management System) Software used to routinely back up and archive files. See HSM.
(2) (Systems Management Server) Systems management software from Microsoft that runs on Windows NT Server. text-based 51020 ICE Public Profile that can instantly share medical conditions See carpal tunnel syndrome, computer vision syndrome, dry eyes and deep vein thrombosis. , medication, allergy and/or "in case of emergency" (ICE) contact details with first responders that have access to a member's iB wallet card, ID sticker or key fob (1) A remote control car door opener such as the common "clicker" used with most modern automobiles.
(2) A USB flash drive used for storage or as an identification key. See USB drive and authentication token. . First responders receive a 160-character ICE alert text message that was created by the member during the registration process. All major U.S. mobile carriers including AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, Nextel, Alltel, U.S. Cellular and Boost Mobile support the 51020 service.
The Enhanced Medic Network takes the 51020 feature to the next level of service, offering members a private profile only accessible to licensed and trained EMS providers in dozens of markets throughout the U.S. With 110 initial licensees, iB will have more than 10,000 medics Med´ics
n. 1. Science of medicine. trained on how to locate iB identifiers and query iB personal identification numbers (PINs) using the iB Medic Network search engine. Medics can query the PIN and get instant access to the patient-provided information about their current health conditions. If medical transport is necessary, medics can notify up to 10 ICE contacts with the push of a button by simply confirming the name of the medical facility the patient is being taken for treatment.
To use either the 51020 ICE Public Profile or the Enhanced Medic Network, the service costs $10 per member, per year.
"People are taking control of their health information in a brand new way and connecting with their family members and friends when it matters most," said Noah Roberts, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Invisible Bracelet. "With our expanding network of EMS and Emergency Department (ED) health care providers, iB is turning into a must-have resource for every American."
To become a member, an individual must first purchase an iB membership online. Next, the individual will receive the iB card(s) in the mail. Once they have a membership card, an individual then returns to invisibleBracelet.org, creates an account and enters the PIN found on the iB card to create their patient profile with his/her health information. The member then adds names, email addresses, mobile and landline phone numbers for emergency contacts. The iB patient profile can then be updated at any time at no cost to keep the information current with any health or medication changes.
Members are instructed to place the iB card directly behind their driver's license, attach a fob to their key chain or backpack and apply a sticker to their health identification card.
"When we arrive at an emergency, we are tasked with treating patients based on no information about their health history other than their current circumstances. With Invisible Bracelet, we can immediately pull up the health facts we need to know. It saves valuable time," said Matt Zvadasky, director of operations for emergency service provider MedStar in Fort Worth, Texas Fort Worth is the fifth-largest city in the state of Texas, 18th-largest city in the United States, and voted one of "America’s Most Livable Communities. .
By partnering with the American Ambulance Association (AAA), iB is rapidly establishing itself as a new national standard of practice for securely identifying patients and notifying loved ones. Over the next 36 months, the AAA is working with iB to train all of its affiliated medics.
As a "HIPAA Compliant" Web service, iB meets or exceeds state and federal patient privacy and security laws. iB creates audit logs every time patient data is accessed. That way, the company can guarantee a record of when a patient's data was viewed and by which authorized medic.
About Invisible Bracelet (iB)
iB is a Web-based virtual medical alert service offered by Docvia, a privately held venture. The company owns and operates safe, simple and inexpensive Web services (1) Loosely, any online service delivered over the Web. Such usage appears in articles from non-technical sources, but not in IT-oriented publications, because definition #2 below describes the correct use of the term. designed for connecting patients and health care providers around the world. Docvia is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tulsa is the second-largest city in the state of Oklahoma and 45th-largest in the United States. With an estimated population of 382,872 in 2006, it is the principal municipality of the Tulsa Metropolitan Statistical Area, a region of 897,752 residents projected to . For more information, visit invisibleBracelet.org.
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