Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Do you wear a medical alert bracelet? Tired of the hassle? Check out a virtual medical id bracelet awaits.

What is iB?

* Like a virtual medical ID bracelet, iB is a HIPAA-compliant web service that allows its members to share vital health information during emergencies with local Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers.

* iB increases the ability of paramedics to provide proatvie care and save more lives.

* iB improves coordiantion of care for patients transported by ambulance/

* iB members designate "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) contacts that can be immediatley notified via text message opr email when transport is provided.

How it works.

* Patients securely register vital health information (i.e., allergies, medications, chronic conditions, insurance) online so it may be accessed electronically bu authorized EMS providers in an emergency.

* Patient is mailed an iB membership card with a unique PIN printed on stickers for driver's license or ID badge and a key fob for a keychain or backpack.

* Membership is a one-time fee of $5 a person. A yearly renewal fee is only $3. Group discounts are available for 25 plus members.

* Paitent can update their account and ICE contacts as needed or by using auto reminders.

* Register privately and securely online at

- All it takes is a call to your local EMS to have them is FREE!