How does a paramedic know your medication, medical conditions or even your name? It's not a question many people ask themselves unless they have experienced a life threatening situation. For those who have a complex medical condition or on a regime of medication that changes frequently the importance of being able to communicate this information quickly and precisely is paramount.
There are a number of medical alert systems on the market today. These include a simple bracelet with the word "Epilepsy" or other condition etched onto it. Alternatively there are subscription led services that rely on you updating your records by telephone to a central provider and then a paramedic calls a telephone number printed on some form of jewellery.
At Tap2Tag we believe that you should take control of your medical information and be allowed to determine what you disclose at the appropriate time.
HOW DOES TAP2TAG MEDICAL WORK?
We sell medical wristbands, cards and key fobs. Each device comes with a special chip inside it. For our newer devices each product also comes with a QR code too. A paramedic or first responder simply taps their NFC enabled phone against the device and your medical information appears. There are no apps to download, the information simply appears on their phone's browser.
DEVICES AND PROFILES
When you buy a Tap2Tag device you need to register it at our website. Every product comes with a unique code and once registered only you can control it. A profile is the type on information you want to attach to that device. Currently you can create medical, pet and connect profiles on your account. However you can only assign a medical profile to a medical device. This ensures that you cannot accidently assign your dog's profile to your important medical wristband!
A medical profile is an extensive list of information about you and your medical information. It's exactly the kind of information a paramedic needs to treat you quickly. Here are just some of the pieces of information you can share.
- Medical history
- Next of kin contact information
You can even include scanned documents within your profile such as care plans, hospital passports or copies of your prescription. It's completely up to you how much information your want to share. We also have a system we call Traffic Lights. This means that every piece of information in your medical profile can be controlled by you and this determines who can see this information. Green data means it pops up immediately on the paramedic's phone. Amber requires the first responder to login to get to more information about you and Red (Cross) is data you only want authorised medical practitioners to see. We even have a fourth category called Black Padlock, which only the account holder can see. Useful if you want to store a copy of your health insurance policy.
WHY IS TAP2TAG MEDICAL DIFFERENT TO THE REST?
There are two simple reasons. There is no other system in the world that offers this level of comprehensive data storage and gives you ultimate control over that information. The second is that we do NOT CHARGE A SUBSCRIPTION for using Tap2Tag Medical Alert. You can update the information as much as you like. It's part of our mission to provide the best service possible to those that need it. It's a life saving and life changing product that already benefits thousands of people.
WHO SHOULD BUY A TAP2TAG MEDICAL DEVICE?
Anyone with a complex medical condition would have been advised by their health professional to purchase some sort of medical alert device. So if you have epilepsy, diabetes, heart condition, Crohns disease, Addison's disease, dementia or autism then this product is a must. But don't think of this as a product for just those with medical conditions.
If you enjoy running, cycling or even tri-athlons then your training regime is an important part of your preparation for events. And as you pound the road or cycle that 15% gradient have you considered what would happen if you need emergency help? What form of identification do you carry and wear do you store it in your lycra shorts? A Tap2Tag wristband could be the answer.
We are very proud of what Tap2Tag Medical Alert has become since we launched it in 2014. It has saved numerous lives but also changed the lives of many more.