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MedicAlert Foundation International and CAP STS Collaborate to Standardize Emergency Medical Information
Date:10/7/2009

cal identification service in 1956 as a way to provide people with a simple but effective method for communicating their medical conditions. Since the organization's founding, MedicAlert has provided services and products that protect and save the lives of its 4 million members. For more than 50 years, the organization has relayed vital medical information on behalf of its members to emergency responders so they receive faster and safer treatment. As a result, MedicAlert Foundation has now developed an Emergency Medical Information Record (EMIR) service as its core offering. MedicAlert emblems, worn as bracelets, pendants, watches, or other forms of jewelry, alert emergency personnel to a member's EMIR. In addition to its 24-hour emergency response service, MedicAlert also provides family notification in the case of an emergency and so that members can be reunited with their families. For more information visit www.medicalert.org or call 1-800-ID ALERT (1-800-432-5378).

About SNOMED Terminology Solutions and the College of American Pathologists
SNOMED Terminology Solutions™ (STS), a division of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), is the leading organization in pursuing semantic interoperability for electronic health records by offering customized best-practice terminology implementation and education services. CAP is the original creator of SNOMED Clinical Terms® (SNOMED CT®) and has fostered its development for more than 40 years. CAP STS continues to develop and maintain SNOMED CT on behalf of the International Health Terminology Standards Development Organisation (IHITSDO®). CAP STS works with clients nationally and internationally; these clients include provider organizations, HIT vendors, universities, research centers, and government agencies. The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a not-for profit medical society serving mo
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