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Monthly News Round Up – May 2020

Leaders in public safety and tech companies alike have continued to show their dedication to COVID-19 relief in May. Apple is now sending Medical ID data to 911, Switzerland is piloting a new contact tracing solution via an app, and front-line workers continue their work in treating the pandemic.  At the same time, states in…

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Wearable Healthcare Tech and Digital Public Health

Wearable healthcare technology, which encompasses everything from smart watches to biometric hospital gowns, is one of the key components of the new digital public health system. These devices can provide healthcare professionals and first responders access to real time data as an integral part of their decision support systems. They can also enable remote monitoring…

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How COVID-19 is Shaping Digital Public Health

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought concepts and theories that were traditionally reserved for college campuses and UN meetings to the forefront of our discourse: digital public health, and the measures we take to protect it, is dominating our conversations. Stay-at-home orders have forced us to consider how we might digitize our public health infrastructure, so…

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Solution Overview: How MedicAlert Links Medical IDs to 911 through RapidSOS

The MedicAlert Foundation is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to save and protect lives by sharing medical information with first responders, healthcare providers, and good samaritans in member’s times of need. They maintain a database of their member’s medical information, like their allergies, medications, and conditions, to share with first responders, hospitals, and…

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RapidSOS to Deliver iPhone Medical ID Information to First Responders

In an effort to continue helping first responders, especially during COVID-19, iPhone Medical ID information will be delivered to emergency personnel through the RapidSOS platform in the coming weeks. Later this month, iPhone users in the US will have the ability to opt-in to this new feature to share critical information with 911 and first…

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What is RapidSOS?

Technology is often considered the story of human progress. Since the 1950s, our lives have changed dramatically thanks to things like the internet, computers, and connected devices. Our smartphones, connected cars, wearable devices, and home automation platforms circulate more data than we could store even just a decade ago.  For all the progress we’ve made,…

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