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State of Oklahoma Offers 'Invisible Bracelet' Health Benefit
Date:9/17/2009

OKLAHOMA CITY, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- From October 5-30, 2009, State of Oklahoma employees will be in the annual open enrollment process for selecting benefits through the Employees Benefits Council. One of the options will be a new Web service called invisibleBracelet.org (iB) that helps people communicate during medical emergencies.

By registering in advance of ever needing an ambulance, 37,000 State of Oklahoma employees and their family members can protect themselves when seconds can be the difference between life and death. Registered employees sharing vital health details - and all of their In Case of Emergency (ICE) contacts - with a growing list of licensed Oklahoma EMS providers. In the event an employee is transported by ambulance, iB enables licensed medics to access the information and automatically notify the employee's ICE contacts simultaneously via mobile text and email.

"Many times, medics have no way of knowing anything about you, your health or your emergency contacts," said Philip K. Kraft, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Employees Benefits Council. "As a state employee, it means a great deal that iB is able to speak for me--especially if I'm unconscious or incapacitated after a medical incident or auto accident. We hope many state employees and their families take advantage of this service. For only a few dollars a year, it's an employee benefit anyone can afford!"

All state employee benefits, including iB, will go into effect on January 1, 2010.

State employees will be directed by the state's Benefits Administration System to another secure Web site in order to provide basic information such as allergies, medications, health conditions and insurance.

Participating employees will receive a membership card that contains stickers and fobs with a unique iB personal identification number (PIN) that can be placed on the back of their driver's license and key chain; two identifiers trained medics can easily locate.

The Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) and Grove EMS were the first providers trained on how to use the system. In October 14 additional Oklahoma EMS providers represented by more than 1,000 medics will begin supporting the service. "It's exciting to see large and small communities get behind this effort," said Stephen Williamson, CEO of EMSA. "iB is enhancing the ability of medics to provide care to millions of people living in and traveling throughout Oklahoma."

iB was developed by Docvia, a privately held software company based in Tulsa. Led by a small team of practicing physicians and software developers, Docvia is currently marketing iB to large employers, long term care facilities, universities and school systems. Docvia is also recruiting EMS providers in all 77 Oklahoma counties with an emphasis on providers that surround every mile of the Oklahoma Turnpike system.

"It's always been our vision to establish a national registry," said Noah Roberts, CEO of Docvia. "Oklahoma is a microcosm of the U.S. To create a national service area, we must first understand how to connect our urban and rural communities with EMS providers."

Licensing, training and support is available for all EMS providers registered with the Oklahoma State Department of Health. For more information, visit invisibleBracelet.org.

    Media Contacts:
    Chris Zenthoefer
    (918) 582-9151 mobile
    chris.zen@docvia.com

    Jim Stafford, i2E
    (405) 813-2435 mobile


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