While most of us would have no problem whatsoever in walking into the emergency in a hospital when we need help, it is not the same story for some. Consider for a moment how a old woman who is suffering from problems with her memory and who has a relatively unknown health problem. There could be medicines that she is allergic to or there could be chemicals that she cannot be in touch with. In times like this, the hospital could be in hot soup if they weren’t privy to such information and without such information, there could be death, penalty and a possible law suit in the future.
Having the information available on an external system can really pay off for relatives of these patients. For example, Sally who has a ninety year old mother who comes and goes from the hospital regularly thinks that it is a blessing that they use ERMedStat.
Basically, from the reports gathered, I can safely say that the system (while not a completely novel idea) stores data about the history and other medical information related to the patient and the said information can be accessed quickly through a QR Code printed on a card. If there is no smart phone owner around, there is a number to call whereby the same information can be pulled up from the system.
Suffice to say, in the medical industry, not being privy to important information about their patients is a consistent, age-old problem. You can’t really help, heal or solve the problems for patients PROPERLY and SAFELY if you don’t have all the details you need. The President of ERMedStat stated that the system has solved one of the most pertinent problems in medicine.
For very obvious reasons, the service isn’t free, but thankfully, it does not require payment of an exorbitant amount of money. The annual fee is only $24 per year and there is an option for monthly payment which rings up the total of $3 per month. For that amount of money, you get a card and a key chain tag, both of which have a QR Code and telephone numbers printed on them.
There is one problem that I can see with this system. Subscribers have to be diligent in updating the system themselves. How many of us, let’s just think about this for a minute here, would actually remember to update the data ourselves? For everyday people like you and me, we tend to take our health for granted. We tend to think that we are invincible and we are going to be OK. So, we don’t really intentionally call a company up or pull up a website and tell them when we discover new allergies.
However, with that said, there is concurrence with the fact that the service would be amazing for those who are taking care of elderly people with health problems like Alzheimer whereby patients are likely to not recall things and people, and tend to wander off on their own. When these people are found, at the very least, important health info is available to get helpers working in the right direction.
It would be amazing if the system could update itself automatically by collecting information from doctors and general practitioners from around the country.
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