A Better ICE Pack – Meet ICEBlueButton

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ICEBlueButton #1Imagine the worst.  An auto accident, a medical emergency, and you are either unconscious or unable to speak.  How could a first responder find  your medical history, know what drugs you’re taking, know who to contact? And how might that delay treatment that could save your life?  Or result in the wrong treatment that could cost your life?  Now, thanks to Humetrix, there is an app for that, called ICEBlueButton. The ICE part of it stands for “In Case of Emergency” and Blue Button is the name of a new national standard that allows patients easier access to their own medical records, along with the ability to share those records with physicians and their own designated caregivers or family members.

Click here to read more about the ICEBluebutton app

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Gary is an award-winning journalist who has been covering technology since IBM introduced its first personal computer in 1981. Beginning at NBC News, then at ABC News, Ziff Davis, CNN, and Fox Business Network. Kaye has a history of “firsts”. He was the first to bring a network television crew to the Comdex Computer Show, the first technology producer on ABC’s World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, the first to produce live coverage of the Solar Power International Conference, and the creator of the Fox Business Network signature series, “Three Days In The Valley”. Along the way he created the History Channel Multimedia Classroom. He has been a contributor to both AARP’s website and to AARP radio, as well as to a handful of other print and web-based publications where he specializes in issues involving boomers/seniors and technology. He has been a featured speaker and moderator at industry events such as the Silvers Summit and Lifelong Tech Conferences at CES, the M-Enabling Health Summit, and the What’s Next Baby Boomer Business Summit. His column, “Technology Through Our Eyes” appears in half a dozen newspapers and websites across the country.

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