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This August, MedicAlert Foundation International, the leading emergency information and support network, celebrates MedicAlert Awareness Month with the launch of its new MedicAlert® GPS + Essential device. “We’re excited to celebrate MedicAlert Awareness Month by introducing an exciting new GPS enabled device that continues our tradition of advancing our services and products to meet the needs of our members,” said CEO Andrew Wigglesworth.
As a global nonprofit, MedicAlert Foundation is a complete emergency information network designed to safeguard anyone who wishes to ensure their medical needs are met with speed, accuracy and care. With the introduction of the new MedicAlert® GPS + Essential device, MedicAlert Foundation is signaling its commitment to incorporating new technologies and life-saving tools. “MedicAlert® GPS + Essential brings an exciting new element to our services line and one that will address issues related to wandering, child location safety, and personal security in case of an emergency,” said Karen Lamoree, Chief Operating Officer of MedicAlert Foundation.
What makes the MedicAlert® GPS + Essential different from other GPS technologies is its small stature, pinpoint accuracy, and its integration of MedicAlert’s 24/7 Emergency Response services. About the size of a small domino chip, and weighing less than an ounce, the device utilizes a patented GPS+Hybrid Technology that provides considerably better GPS precision than many other devices. Plus, MedicAlert® GPS + Essential is supported by MedicAlert’s 24/7 Emergency Response services which provides a level of service and care that isn’t found in other GPS devices.
“During a medical emergency, time and access to a patient’s medical information is critical,” said Lamoree, adding, “MedicAlert® GPS + Essential stands out from other devices as we have a dedicated team of medically trained specialists to support the device and speak on behalf of our members when they are experiencing an emergency”.
Founded in 1956 as a small charity focusing on developing medical IDs, MedicAlert Foundation has transformed into a highly advanced, and technologically savvy international nonprofit; MedicAlert Awareness Month reminds us of the critical role MedicAlert Foundation plays in providing life-saving services for millions of members worldwide.
“As a personal MedicAlert member, I’m reminded everyday of the importance of our services and hope that MedicAlert Awareness Month brings that same level of importance and awareness to millions more in need of our services,” said Lamoree.
About MedicAlert Foundation International
Established in 1956, the nonprofit charity MedicAlert Foundation pioneered the use of medical ID products and delivers the most dependable, responsive, and trusted Emergency Identification and Medical Information Network. MedicAlert provides the functionality of an e-health information exchange through an innovative combination of a unique patient identifier linked to a personal health record and a live 24/7 emergency response service. MedicAlert Foundation International medical ID products alert emergency personnel to a member’s primary health conditions, medications or other critical information. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert Foundation International also provides family and caregiver notification so that members can be reunited with their loved ones. Visit http://www.medicalert.org for more information.