I'd like to share a cool new tool with you all today- the Emergency Profile tool from Telus Health.
What is the Emergency Profile tool?
Emergency Profile, in partnership with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, is a secure online profile that allows individuals to organize all their medical information in one convenient place so they can prepare for a medical emergency. And they can sign up for free!
This medical information is accessible anytime and appeals to everyone, especially people with health conditions, allergies and even parents who want more peace of mind when their children travel alone.
Not only is it possible to create an online Emergency Profile that can be accessible anytime, there’s the option to print out a wallet card to carry on the go.
Emergency Profile is an integrated feature of TELUS health space®, a secure online data repository certified by Canada Health Infoway, and powered by Microsoft® HealthVault®. TELUS Health has had a long‐standing relationship with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, as an industry partner since the launch of TELUS health space®. Now, TELUS has expanded the partnership with Canadian MedicAlert Foundation®, the leader in emergency medical information services, to launch Emergency Profile.
Emergency Profile makes it easy to access and share important health information with family and others, so that individuals can spend time on the things that matter most. For example, it’s possible to share Emergency Profile information electronically or in print to baby sitters, day care workers, teachers, family members, etc. Having an Emergency Profile is beneficial for adults especially when travelling abroad or business travelling.
So why do I think it is cool?
We are a family of ... um... issues - everything from Autism and Asthma to hypothyroidism and migraines (oh yes, we are fun)... and those issues require a number of delightful medications to keep us all functioning semi-normally.
This tool is really an ideal way to keep everything organized in a central location so that everyone knows WHAT medications are being used and WHY.
Currently my system is a piece of paper folded and shoved into my wallet behind my driver's licence. True story.
The Telus Health Tool is a significantly better plan. I was able to input not only my own health requirements and medications but also everything for the kids.
This actually gave me a huge sense of relief- especially when it came to Aiden and his Autism and the medication he takes. It is a relief for me to know that we can simply give trusted family members access to the Telus Health Tool and then others will be able to access his medical information in a hurry if they need to.
If you would like to sign up it is very easy- just head over to www.emergencyprofile.com and click on "Get Started". The rest is extremely self-explanatory.
It is a simple tool to for some great peace of mind :)