Unfortunately, emergencies don't herald their arrival, and inaccessibility to vital medical information can prove fatal. Emergencies can range from fire to drug and alcohol related incidents to accidents on the road. Making sure that first responders and hospital staff are equipped with all the information that they require prior to treatment during an emergency will determine the outcome.
Realizing this, Hiram college entered into a partnership with My LifePlan, a healthcare information services company, to ensure that the vital medical information of all its students is immediately accessible in the event of an emergency. This is done by integrating the latest biometric technology and Web-based access to provide the emergency staff with secure, and immediate information during critical times.
This has been made possible by My LifePlan’s breakthrough service, MyChoice, which is available to all current students and faculty, as well as to all incoming freshmen. MyChoice provides personnel with a medical history, emergency contacts, allergies and any personal directives a patient may have, through a simple scan of a fingerprint or ID card.
At $29.95 per year, or $3.95 per month, members can enjoy peace of mind, knowing that their vital medical information and personal directives are ready to be transmitted to first responders and healthcare providers instantaneously if needed.
“I am proud to say that Hiram College is the first college to offer My LifePlan’s MyChoice service to students, and faculty alike,” said Eric Riedel, vice president and dean of Students at Hiram College, in a press release. “We place an extremely high value on health and safety. MyChoice will make our students safer in the event of an emergency, and as such we not only made it available to our entire student body; we made it available to them for free.”
“MyChoice empowers life-saving personnel to thoroughly assess a situation and subsequently deliver the best-possible care and treatment, when every second counts,” said Ruth Skocic, founder and CEO of My LifePlan.
Earlier this year, My LifePlan announced the successful deployment of MyChoice with the Fire Department of Stow, OH, and executed a definitive Master Collaboration Agreement with Akron General to begin rollout of the MyChoice service at multiple Emergency Departments in surrounding communities.
My LifePlan is a health information services and technology company founded to help individuals take control of their medical information and personal directives, through MyChoice, which is a subscription-based service for individuals who want to take control of their vital medical information, personal directives, and decision-making choices.
Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.
Edited by Jaclyn Allard