It's easy to make the
case for personal electronic health records: a health care system in which
everyone has his or her full medical history in a digital format, stored
securely in the cloud, where it's always accessible and readily shareable. Such
a system would deliver quicker, safer, and higher-quality care than our current
system, in which medical histories sprawl piecemeal in scribbled notes locked
away in doctors' offices, hospitals, labs, and pharmacies. Consolidate the data
in a single record, and there will be fewer errors, less redundant paperwork,
fewer unnecessary appointments, and better coordination among providers,
patients, and the family members who help care for them.
What's hard, it turns
out, is building an electronic health record, or EHR, that people will actually
use. Just ask Mohammad Al-Ubaydli.
When the doctor/programmer founded the U.K.-based EHR company Patients Know
Best four years ago, he had three main competitors: Google, Microsoft, and Britain's National Health Service.
Google and the NHS have since pulled the plug; Microsoft's
HealthVault hobbles on, although many analysts question how much more effort
the software giant will put into the project.
But Al-Ubaydli believes
he can succeed. "The big challenge is in lining up everyone," says
Al-Ubaydli. "Google and Microsoft
thought only patients mattered, so they built a product that was only usable by
patients. A patient gets really excited about Google Health, spends three hours
entering their data manually, then tries to show their doctor, and the doctor
refuses to use it with them. That patient will never again use Google
Health." Patients Know Best, by contrast, has been designed to be useful
for patients and clinicians, he says. Another key challenge: trust.
"Google and Microsoft spent a
long time trying to convince people that they would not misuse, resell, or
advertise around the data," says Al-Ubaydli. "Not many people
believed them." Patients Know Best encrypts all data so that only the
patient and whomever the patient chooses can decrypt it.
To get started with
Patients Know Best, patients ask an institution, like a hospital network, to
transfer their data into a personal account. From then on, the patient controls
the record and can invite other providers to collaborate, adding reports, lab
results, information on medications, and the like. It's free for patients.
Hospitals and doctors in private practice pay subscription fees. "The
hospitals pay, because by working with patients in this way, they either save
money through efficiencies or make money by attracting more patients with
better customer service," says Al-Ubaydli.
Patients Know Best is
just getting started: About 20 hospitals in the U.S.
and the U.K.
use the platform. But Al-Ubaydli says the company is profitable ahead of
schedule, and he expects that incentives for doctors to adopt electronic health
records will help spur usage. "Every government is heading toward the same
big trends of universal health care and payment by result, not activity,"
he says. "All the incentives are there to improve outcomes by sharing
Visit Code Amber Alertag for more information and take charge of your personal health information.
GTX Corp and LifeSpire are Helping Save Lives and Money by Modernizing the Emergency Health Care System
Los Angeles, California September 20, 2012-GTX
Corp (OTCBB: GTXO) Code Amber AlertagTM,
a GTX Corp business unit, along with LifeSpire,
Inc., continue adding new patients to the Alertag PHR Platform. GTX Corp
recently shipped 1,000 additional Alertags to LifeSpire and renewed 500
residents into their secure medical identification platform.
Corp partnered with LifeSpire, a nonprofit dedicated to helping the developmentally
disabled. This fortuitous collaboration resulted in the launch of a
LifeSpire-branded Alertag that expedites the treatment of persons in need,
potentially saving their lives. LifeSpire operates residential facilities for
the elderly and disabled in the State of New York with over 5,000
residents and 400 staff. LifeSpire trusts Alertag to store and retrieve critical
a powerful tool for an individual to carry,” said Mark van Voorst, Chief
Executive Officer of LifeSpire. “If you are unable to speak, are unconscious or
simply confused and lost, the first responder will have near real-time access
to vital health and medical information that could mean the difference between
life and death.”
furtherance of its mission, GTX Corp has also developed a seamless interface
between RX providers and patients that automatically updates the Alertag
database whenever a resident's medication changes or a new prescription is
filled. This functionality follows major trends in healthcare data management. As Dr. Michael Swiernik, UCLA Director of Medical Information has recently stated, "A big part of where the
government is going is to try to make the data flow more freely amongst
providers and hospitals so that your data goes with you instead of staying with
the hospital or doctor.”
Corp is positioning itself at the forefront of this emerging Personal Health
Record (“PHR”) market, which is being bolstered by the Government’s mandate to
modernize data management and shift the ownership of health records back to the
individual. In fact, the Federal Government has recently budgeted $19.2B of
stimulus money to help defray the cost of this modernization.
Corp has already identified over 60 facilities that operate in a manner similar
to LifeSpire that could benefit from implementing this patent-pending solution.
At an annual subscription cost of less than twenty dollars per individual, the
value proposition of this service is readily evident to these types of
institutions and creates a stream of recurring revenues for the Company.
to a loyalty card you might receive from a local supermarket, the Alertag
features a QR code that grants immediate access to vital medical history. When
the QR code is scanned by a Smartphone or any electronic device with scanning
capability, a link will open showing the Alertag holder’s general medical
history—including name, address, and emergency points of contact. Larger
providers will also have the ability to add their logos and their contact
information as the emergency contact for many of the individuals they care for.
In addition to medical
facilities utilizing the Alertag system institutionally, individuals suffering
from ADD/ADHD, Alzheimer's, diabetes, anemia, asthma, Autism, dementia, allergies, epileptic seizures, mental
impairment, and many other conditions, will benefit from having an Alertag,
hence the broader appeal and marketability of the Alertag system to the general
About GTX Corp (GTXO) - The leader in enterprise 2 way GPS real-time
personal location services (PLS) was founded in 2002 and is based in Los Angeles, California with distributors in Mexico, Australia and Nepal and customers in 159 countries. GTX Corp utilizes
the latest in miniaturized, low power consumption technology and offers a
robust enterprise GPS and cellular location platform to track in real time the
whereabouts of people, pets, vehicles and high valued assets. Answering the
“where is” question through a licensing business model and providing a complete
end to end solution of hardware, middleware, apps, connectivity and
professional services. Letting you know where someone or something is at the
touch of a button, GTX Corp also owns and operates LOCiMOBILE,
Incwhich develops applications for smart phones and tablets and
Code Amber Alertag. The Company has an aggressive
intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents,
patents pending, registered trade marks, copy rights and URL's.
About LifeSpire - Founded 60 years ago
and serving over 5,000 people, LifeSpire is committed to the principle that all
individuals with a developmental disability may become contributing members of
their family and community. It is LifeSpire's aim to provide these individuals
with the assistance and support necessary to attain the skills needed to
maintain themselves in their community in the most integrated and independent
GPS Technology Enhances Quality of Life for Autism due to wandering and safety issues
GTX Corp extends its growing IP portfolio and a partnership with Talk About Curing Autism to develop GPS tracking location based solutions aimed at aiding families living with autism.
Los Angeles, Calif. - May 8, 2012 -GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO) , the leader in
customizable, 2-way GPS tracking location based solutions has been granted another utility patent, adding to the company's growing IP portfolio that includes 11 issued patents, 5 patents pending and 34 U.S. and 28 foreign patents under its license. The multi-patented GPS technology platform will also soon serve as the foundation for products designed to help the millions of families affected by autism, as a result of a new partnership between GTX Corp and Talk About Curing Autism (TACA).
This new Patent 8,154,401 B1 titled "System and Method for Communication with a Tracking Device" protects many of the vital communications with the GTX Corp backend processes that are currently being used daily by the Company's licensed enterprise partners and consumers, enhancing the Company's barriers to entry in the growing $13 billion location based services industry. "This new patent has 30 claims, including 2 independent claims. One of the independent claims is directed to a tracking device with remotely configurable settings and the other independent claim is directed to a method of communicating configuration data to a tracking device. This patent further strengthens the Company's already extensive IP portfolio and overall value," said Larry E. Henneman, Jr., Registered U.S. Patent Attorney.
Continued technological innovation and partnerships such as the one between TACA and GTX Corp advances the reality that healthcare is no longer limited to what happens in the hospital. Healthcare and safety is becoming integrated into our phones, our homes and even our clothing with the convergence of digital and medical technologies. "We are excited to partner with GTX Corp and to begin providing the thousands of families we work with, technical solutions for those diagnosed with autism who wander from their families. This partnership will address the serious safety concerns for the many families we serve," stated Lisa Ackerman, TACA Founder.
"With our award winning multi-patented GPS Smart Shoe and patent-pending Alertag we have been at the forefront of connected health for years, providing new levels of functional oversight, security and peace of mind to a variety of audiences and needs," commented Patrick Bertagna, CEO of GTX Corp. "We look forward to developing and bringing to market new, innovative products that both satisfy the ever-increasing consumer demand for location based solutions and that will help support the families challenged with a special needs child."
Wandering is an enormous issue for the autism community. Recent research concludes that 48% of children diagnosed with autism wander and are susceptible to injury, death and other safety issues. This partnership will offer families affected by autism a solution for helping track and potentially assist in keeping their loved one safe.
Recently analyst firm TNS said a majority of people around the world were now recognizing the value of sharing their location. Given the report, almost one fifth, or 19 percent, of the world's mobile users are already using location based services, and more than three times that (62 percent) aspire to do so very soon. With the expectation of this market seeing sizable growth over the next few years GTX Corp is positioning itself well by continuing to build a strong intellectual property portfolio and expand its strategic relationships.
About TACA -Talk About Curing Autism is a national organization, headquartered in Irvine California, dedicated to providing information, resources, and support to families affected by autism. (TACA) provides support, education and information, and resources to almost 30,000 families in the U.S. who are touched by autism. Over 95 percent of TACA's services are provided at no charge. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families with professional assistance and serves to bridge the gap between diagnosis and effective treatment. Further information about Talk About Curing Autism and resources for families living with autism can be found at www.tacanow.org or by calling (949) 640-4401.
TAKE SAFETY IN YOUR OWN HANDS.
If you are one of those proactive types- or if you're at particular risk due to age or ailment -these devices can help first responders help you in a moment of need.
MEDICAL QR CODE
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are rushed to the emergency room every day, many with pre-existing medical conditions that could impact treatment.
The Code Amber Alertag solution by GTX Corp. (GTXO), can put critical identification and medical-history data into the hands of first responders, even when a patient is unconscious.
The Alertag contains a QR code that brings up key info when scanned by a first responder's smartphone.
"It's like your own personal safety deposit box," says Patrick Bertagna, CEO,
founder, and chairman of GTX Corp. "Basically anything and everything that would be in your doctor's office in those old file cabinets, you can carry one little piece of plastic that's the size of a stamp." ($ 19.95 for three lags; $20 annual subscription fee)
For an extra measure of security, Lifecomm offers a mobile PERS (personal emergency response system) or "MPERS" unit that integrates accelerometer-based automatic fall detection with GPS technology to make sure help can find you when needed.
"When a fall occurs, or when the individual pushes the button on the device, there's a voice and data connection (and) one of the elements of data we send up is lat/long," says Rich Lobovsky, vice president of business development of Lifecomm, a majority-owned subsidiary of Hughes Telematics. "We identify the PSAP (public-safety answering point) who has jurisdiction... who then dispatches the appropriate first responder to address the need of that individual."
The Code Amber Alertag How Lifespire is Embracing Technology to Revolutionize Emergency Care.
March 26, 2012, New York, N.Y.- - In an environment where nonprofits need to do more but are being given less, embracing technology has become more vital to sustainability than ever before. Organizations such as Lifespire, Inc., have spent the last year integrating technology into their strategic plan, and have seen results not only in their cost savings, but in overall delivery of their services to their clients.
Earlier this year, Lifespire's Article 16 Clinic went electronic-providing an array of services in over 175 locations, Lifespire provided all of their clinicians with Netbooks. The Netbooks not only allow the organization to track what services are being provided at specific locations, but they track the location of service delivery using a built in GPS system, in addition to easing the documentation process for staff and allow for the clients file to be accessible to those who are granted permission within a simple click.
Lifespire's reputation for developing IT solutions resulted in their partnership with Denmark's Team Online-an organization known for being a leader in technology in the field of the disabled. The Bosted system is a user friendly IT solution that can improve and support daily routines of care providers and their organizations. The system is designed to streamline documentation and impact measurements of services and is the result of over ten years of user-driven innovation.
"Our advances in technology over the past year have been significant," said Mark van Voorst, Chief Executive Officer of Lifespire. "Not only have we increased efficiency in our daily operations, but we've been able to manage our budget more effectively, collaborate with other organizations to work together for a better future, and above all, provide improved services to our consumers."
Lifespire's commitment to IT impacts more than just their staff and those they directly serve. Lifespire released a new version of the Code Amber Alertag, a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (GTXO), which will help accelerate the treatment and care of those in need, potentially saving hundreds of lives. Similar to a card you would receive from a local supermarket, the tag features a bar code, however instead of granting the individual access to savings, the QR code grants access to vital medical history. When the QR code is scanned by a Smartphone or any electronic device with a scanning capability, the link will open to the individual's very general medical history-including name, address, and emergency point of contact. One of the first organizations on the east coast to release this new technology, Lifespire hopes to set the tone and encourage others to develop a system of awareness and security for their clients.
"Whether we're partnering with Team Online to streamline our documentation, or ATWEC Technologies, Inc., to install safety systems in our buses and vans, we remain committed to providing quality services efficiently and safely," said van Voorst.
Nonprofit's such as Lifespire are setting the bar for other organizations to follow. The more efficient an organization is run, the better programs and services they organization can provide-resulting in increased funding and donor support. For more information about Lifespire and their commitment to IT, or for more information about the organization and those they serve, visit www.lifespire.org
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The Code Amber Alertag How Lifespire is Working to Revolutionize Emergency Care.
August 2, 2011, New York, N.Y. - Lifespire, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping developmentally disabled individuals reach their life's aspirations, is working to release a new version of the Code Amber Alertag which will help accelerate the treatment and care of those in need, and potentially save hundreds of lives.
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Similar to a card you would receive from a local supermarket, the tag features a QR code, however instead of granting the individual access to savings, the QR code grants access to vital medical history. When the QR code is scanned by a Smartphone or any electronic device with a scanning capability, the link will open to the individual's very general medical history-including name, address, and emergency point of contact. The first responder will be able to connect with the emergency contact, and be given the PIN. If the PIN is provided, the physician or first responder will have access to a wealth of information such as a detailed medical history, current and past medications, family contact information, their healthcare proxy, and their service provider.
"It's a powerful and potentially life-saving tool for an individual to carry," said Mark van Voorst, Chief Executive Officer of Lifespire. "If a person is unable to speak, is unconscious, or is simply confused and lost, the first responder will have almost instant access to critical information which could make a difference in saving someone's life."
As the healthcare and pharmaceutical worlds shift to electronic health records and better IT systems, this new tag will replace hours of phone calls, the sending of documents and anxiety in the wait for information access. In addition, large providers will have the ability to add their logo and their contact information as the emergency contact for many of the individuals they care for.
Potentially one of the first organizations on the east coast to release this new technology, Lifespire is looking to release the new Code Amber Alertag in the fall of 2011. For more information about the Tag or Lifespire and those they serve, please log onto www.lifespire.org
CODE AMBER AND EMPIRE SALES JOIN TOGETHER ON A
NATIONWIDE AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR MISSING CHILDREN.
Sacramento California- October 28, 2010 Empire Sales Incorporated and Code Amber News Service team up to work together as Empire Sales knocks on the doors of America to promote Awareness for Missing Children. From city to city across the nation, Empire Sales with its full-time team members plan to go door to door raising awareness on how to increase literacy and keep children safe. Over the next 12 months, Empire Sales plans to cover 30 states and over 1,000 communities.
Travis Riley, President of Empire Sales Incorporated says "We are honored to have the opportunity to be on the front line of this Nationwide Awareness Campaign for Missing Children and having the support of Code Amber which has been instrumental over the past 8 years in changing the words form 'child found missing to missing child found.' Empire Sales will expand awareness of Missing Children by exponential numbers the old fashion way, one door at a time and hope to increase awareness across the country."
"Code Amber News Service has been disseminating missing person's information on-line for over 8 years and we are delighted to team up with Empire and participate in this nationwide awareness campaign which will help us expand our reach greatly" said Bryant Harper, President and Founder of Code Amber.
Empire has also added the innovative Code Amber Alertag to its product line. "It's smarter to have a Code Amber Alertag and not need it, than to need it and not have it" according to Harper. "Our Alertag is a secure emergency medical information tag that can be accessed from anywhere in the world through any web enabled cell phone to provide all of the critical information emergency services may need."
About Empire Sales Incorporated
Since 2004 Empire Sales Incorporated has provided young entrepreneurs the tools and training to reach their goals of one day owning their own business. "Learning communication skills is one of the most important successes you can possibly make." says Travis Riley President of Empire Sales Inc. which has inspired many young people to reach their goals and become business Men and Women. The Company is lead by over 40 years combined experience in direct Sales and Marketing.
Since 2002 CANS has reached an audience of 1.9 billion through its web site tickers and point of display feeds presented through our strategic relationships; including other media outlets, retail merchants, internet service providers, mobile smartphone apps, corporate sponsors, affiliate partners, federal, state and local agencies as well as concerned citizens. CodeAmber.com and Code Mobile now reach over 500,000 web sites, smartphones and personal desktops across the globe. No other news means so much to so many. CANS is a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (OTCBB: GTXO), a leader in two-way GPS Tracking / Personal Location Services, committed to pioneering, creating, and delivering GPS Applications that keep you connected to whom and what matters most.
For more information contact Travis Riley - 702-378-5597 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Code Amber Alertag launches worldwide secure digital ID tag and service providing emergency access to essential personal information for children, elderly, field workers and pets.
A trusted brand, proprietary technology and $20.00 delivers invaluable peace of mind to millions throughout the world.
MANDEVILLE, LA December 15th 2009,â€“Code Amber the nation's leading missing persons alert news service, a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (GTXO.OB), launches the Code Amber Alertag â€“ the secure digital personal identification tag - aiding first responders to emergency situations worldwide by providing essential personal and medical information that can assist in; recovery, influence treatment choices and provide notifications with permissions on how to best address the needs of the person or pet before them, directly from their smart phone.
You can order the Code Amber Alertag online for only $19.95 or a family pack of 5 for $69.95, which includes the tag(s) and a one-year subscription to the data storage and access portal.
The website even links to Facebook and other social networking sites so you can easily update pictures and includes a documents storage capability for scanned copies of your birth certificate, drivers license, passport, insurance policies, EKG results and other vital documents that you may need to access in case of an emergency.
The tags are shipped all over the world and the Company has already begun localizing in different languages, publishing a Spanish version first. A patent pending Code Amber Alertag should be worn by all; adults, children and yes, even pets regardless of the dangers of their lifestyles the peace of mind it offers is priceless.
â€śItâ€™s smarter to have a Code Amber Alertag and not need it, then to need it and not have itâ€ť said Bryant Harper, President of Code Amber. â€śA secure emergency medical information tag that can be accessed from anywhere in the world through your web enabled cell phone can provide all of the critical information emergency services may need.â€ť
The Code Amber Alertag is a life-extension of the Code Amber mission â€“ to locate lost, missing, injured or abducted persons and is synergistic with the GTX Corp mission of being the better people and pet finder.
About GTX Corp
GTX Corp (OTC BB: GTXO, www.gtxcorp.com), a leader in embedded GPS real-time personal location services (PLS), was founded in 2002 and based in Los Angeles, California, the company has evolved from its early beginnings of putting a micro GPS device in a shoe- the patented smart shoe www.gpsshoe.com and continues to pave the way with innovative geo specific and proximity alerting applications that help you know where someone or something is at the touch of a button. Committed to being the "better people finder" GTX Corp also owns and operates LOCiMOBILE, Inc www.locimobile.com which develops applications for smart phones and Code Amber News Service, www.codeamber.com which is dedicated to the recovery of missing persons and is the leading US and Canadian syndicator of online Amber Alerts. The Company is committed to a strong intellectual property strategy and owns an extensive portfolio of patents, patents pending, registered trade marks, copy rights and URL's. GTX Corp is well positioned to capture the PLS Market through its diverse product platform, licensing model, brand recognition and strategic partners.
Code Amber Alertag to provide worldwide access to essential personal
information in emergency situations for children, elderly, field workers and
MANDEVILLE, LA November 30, 2009,â€“Code Amber the nation's leading missing persons alert news service, a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (GTXO.OB), launches the Code Amber Alertag â€“ a secure digital, comprehensive personal identification tag that supports the needs of first on the scene, assisting people and pets that are found missing, injured or in crisis. In case of an emergency anywhere in the world, the patent pending Barcode ID Tag and secured web portal will aid first responders by providing them essential personal and medical information that can
assist in recovery, influence treatment choices or provide notifications and permissions on how to best treat the person or pet in front of them, right from their smart phone.
The Code Amber Alertag provides an essential and affordable personal crisis management service and will generate a new revenue stream for the Company through product sales and recurring annual subscription revenues. The ID Tag will cost 19.95 for one and $69.95 for a family pack of 5 and will have an annual $19.95 subscription portal access and data storage fee. The product and service will be promoted through Code Amberâ€™s nearly 200,000 current opt-in data base, millions of ticker readers and site traffic in addition to many thousands of domains around the world and their internet visitors via affiliate marketing relationships. The Company also plans to market the world wide service through its existing domestic and international channels of distribution, all under the widely recognized and trusted Code Amber Brand.
The dramatic need for a secure digital identification tag and access from anywhere in the world through a handheld smart phone is born out of the ever increasing number of people and pets that wonder off or in need of emergency services and medical care. 65 million baby boomers, many of which will suffer the disorienting symptoms of dementia. 1 million children will get lost, but thousands more will fall off bicycles, skate boards or roof tops and sustain head traumas. Millions of pets every year get lost and are never returned to their proper owner. An over taxed
emergency services system is already challenged with all these 911 calls. Crucial to administering timely and proper assistance and care, those first on site professionals or more likely an individual carrying a smart phone, will be well informed with access to an accurate and complete ID profile, contact information, insurance providers, primary physicians and medical history. The Code Amber Alertag is a life-extension of the Code Amber mission â€“ to locate lost, missing, injured or abducted persons and is synergistic with the GTX Corp positioning of being the better people and pet finder.
GTX Corp has for the past seven years, invested in and successfully developed patented technologically advanced means and methods to provide personal location based solutions both domestically and internationally. â€śOur subsidiaries are synergistic and complementary with one another in their common purposeâ€ť states Patrick Bertagna, CEO of GTX Corp and describes the PLS people centric focus of the Company as an assuring commitment that we are always; WITH YOU. Download this article»
Code Amber and WildFireWeb adds 130,000 schools to the widening syndication of its vital missing persons' alert network
MANDEVILLE, LA, October 13 â€“Code Amber the nation's leading missing persons alert news service, a wholly owned subsidiary of GTX Corp (GTXO.OB), expands its multimillion viewer reach with the addition of a new affiliate; WildFireWeb which offers WebSchoolPro free school websites to all 130,000 public and private K-12 schools nationwide. Read the full article here»
Each Account comes with three tags. One wallet size and two smaller tags suitable for your keychain or backpack.
Code Amber - The name Synonymous with Safety and Trust