- Critical Medical Information
John O. Boyd, III, in response to changes in the healthcare industry.
In the aftermath of Katrina, Boyd was disturbed by stories of individuals displaced by the storm whose medical records were lost or unavailable and whose medical treatment was delayed or mistakenly given because of lack of readily available medical information.
He created and addressed the pressing need for individuals to have control over their medical information and have it available in emergencies and for routine medical visits.
“Physicians and patients are more mobile today than ever before and the number of physician interactions increases yearly,”
Boyd said. “Records are often spread between medical facilities and across several states. This increases the risk to individual patients, as the physician treating them may not have the information needed to deliver safe, appropriate medical care.
We know there are many who could benefit from our device, especially those on medications or with existing medical conditions like diabetes, heart conditions and cancer. “