bnetTV speaks with Crystal Ice of Alert.MD at the 2012 mHealth Summit held in Washington DC and gives us a overview of the company and what they do.
In emergency medicine, the golden hour refers to a time period lasting from a few minutes to one hour following traumatic injury, during which there is the highest likelihood that prompt medical treatment will prevent death. It is well established that the patient's chances of survival are greatest if they receive care within a short period of time after a severe injury. However, if the patient is unconscious and not able to give identification and an accurate medical history, then the chance of survival can greatly decrease. That is where Alert.MD comes in. We are there when you can’t be.
If you were the victim of an accident, wouldn't you want your emergency care providers to know who you are?
Alert.MD membership is free for individuals. It has been created to eliminate the twenty percent of trauma victims that come into the ER without identification.
Alert.MD has changed the game in medical application access technology. No longer will a locked electronic device prohibit a medical professional from accessing a potential trauma victim’s emergency contacts. As a member of Alert.MD, not only will a medical professional instantly be able to have access to your emergency contacts, but also your medical history and insurance information.