Doctor's Review: Medicine on the Move

October 20, 2017
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Be virtually prepared

We generally like to test new websites, apps, gadgets and the like before we tell you about them, but EmergencyLink is for real-life emergencies and faking one for investigative purposes seemed like a bad idea. Described as an “emergency ID network” that lets members store personal info that might be needed in a crisis, the service is free to use, so you’ve got nothing to lose if you try it. The details you might upload include medical info (allergies, medications) and a list of emergency contacts too. A scan of your health card and passport might not be a bad idea either. The info is stored online using bank-level security, but accessible to first responders via a 24-hour call centre. To make this work, users get stickers, wallet cards, and keychain and luggage tags with the service’s toll-free number and the member’s account number. For specifics: emergencylink.com

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