A new crisis management technology platform dubbed My Crisis Record (MCR) was introduced this week at the 2011 Asian Wireless Healthcare Summit in Singapore.
Gerald Theis, CEO of Theis & Associates – the company behind the platform – says MCR is an mHealth digital record & health information exchange medical device data system (MDDS) that functions as a real-time Personal (Crisis) Health Record and Communication System.
“It is estimated that 60 to 70 percent of adverse events in health care occur because of poor communication, and lack of current accurate medical information. Situations can be worse for patients with disabilities or other special needs,” says Theis.
My Crisis Records is a product and service that allows consumers or those with special needs, and their caregivers to manage their personal health crisis record — either by smart phone, online or stored on a portable USB.
The company boasts that users can go to the official crisis records website any time they choose to enter and continuously update relevant health status information, emergency contacts or advanced directives.
Depending on how the system is accessed, either via the web or through MCR’s universal smart phone app, users can either print a hard copy or upload directly onto their smart phone a personal ID Crisis Card that contains their vital information embedded within a QR code. When scanned a QR code scanner the code is translated into readable text.
Despite not yet reaching the masses, Theis is already aiming to put the platform to use where it may presently be most needed – in Japan.
“We have approached the American Red Cross, and are currently exploring options to provide MCR as a collaborative care tool to the Japanese Government to assist in the current disaster & recovery management, and future preparedness and medical emergency planning. The platform serves as a useful communication device since the system is capable of proactively sending automated crisis alerts and updates to emergency contacts,” says Theis.
“We are focused on launching MCR on a global scale enabling first responders and emergency room personnel to make knowledge-based assessments, reduce adverse events, and save lives by having access to emergency contact information, current medications, recent illnesses, immunizations, surgeries, and allergies.”