Palm Coast, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2012
MyInfo911 studied the National Yellow Dot program to discover ways it might build upon and improve upon this worthwhile endeavor. First implemented in 2002, in Connecticut, and presently being implemented in some variation, in about 30 states, the Yellow Dot program was developed to assist first responders in treating victims of auto accidents. A Yellow Dot decal is placed in the rear window of the vehicle to alert emergency personnel to look for a corresponding yellow folder in the occupant's glove box containing medical records of the owner of the vehicle and /or his family.
While an increasing number of influential citizens, many prominent lawmakers among them, are heartily endorsing this laudible program, MyInfo911 realized that shortcomings in the program needed to be addressed. For instance, the owner of the vehicle might not be operating or even present in the car at the time of an accident. Many times the occupants of the vehicle involved in an accident might be unrelated to the owner or otherwise not have their medical records present in the vehicle.
MyInfo911 Emergency ID cards are not only designed to be used by everyone, but also can be carried virtually everywhere the cardholder goes.The ID card can be carried on their person, in their wallet or purse, or in the case of a young child, by the parent. In addition to a car, a MyInfo911 sticker can be placed on a bicycle, motorcycle, golf cart, helmet, backpack, car seat, virtually anything. Thus, MyInfo911 ID products provide protection in the event of any accident or illness, regardless of how or where it might occur. A special MyInfo911 Yellow Dot sticker is even provided for the rear window of one's car alerting personnel that the vehicle belongs to a MYInfo911 subscriber.
The MyInfo911 emergency ID card is the same size as a conventional driver's license or credit card, and totally eliminates the cumbersome and inconvenient task of carrying around any paperwork such as that required by the Yellow Dot program.
The MyInfo911 emergency ID provides the name, photo, birth year, and next of kin contact information of the cardholder. Important medical information may also be printed on the card. For complete access to the medical history of the victim including blood type, allergies, medications, and conditions such as diabetes, seizures, or heart disease, first responders are instructed to simply scan the special state of the art Quick Response (QR) Code on the card with any smart phone. MyInfo911 has made timely and proper care geared specifically to the victim's needs a reality. Providing this type of care outside a controlled setting such as a hospital, was virtually impossible before MyInfo911, and can literally make the difference between life and death.
Medical information is stored securely on the Myinfo911 website and can only be accessed by the cardholder or person authorized by the cardholder. One can easily update their information by going online. Any such changes will automatically be reflected when the QR code is scanned, thus eliminating completely any updating or storing of paperwork.
Next of kin are even notified by email or text of a possible emergency situation involving their loved one. MyInfo911 even provides GPS assistance for next of kin enabling them to be directed to the site of the emergency or the facility where the loved one will be transported.
To sign up for the free program, please visit http://www.nationalyellowdot.org.
Started in October 2010, MyInfo911 provides emergency identification cards that use QR codes to provide pertinent medical history information to first responders and other medical providers. The Palm Coast, Florida based company’s cards have the person’s picture, name and QR code on the front and the person’s name, year of birth, emergency contact, blood type, allergies and specific medical conditions on the back. For more information visit http://www.myinfo911.com.