ICEBlueButton "In Case Of Emergency" App From Humetrix Now Available At iTunes App Store And Google Play

Press Release | Humetrix | December 11, 2013

DEL MAR, Calif. | December 11, 2013 |

Anyone with a smartphone can now ensure that emergency responders can see their health history, and loved ones get notified if they are in an accident or face a medical emergency. Humetrix, a leading provider of consumer healthcare apps, today announced that its "In Case of Emergency" (ICE) app, is now available for download to iOS and Android devices. ICEBlueButton ensures that EMTs, ER doctors, or even good Samaritans can immediately access patients' health history and contact information in an emergency situation.

Download the app for iOS devices here and for Android devices here.

The ICEBlueButton app allows anyone to easily create an ICE record on their smartphone and generate a QR code that can be saved on the lock screen, or printed on stickers or magnets. In addition to providing critical information, when activated, ICEBlueButton will automatically generate an email alert to the users' emergency contacts.

In an emergency situation, medical personnel or attending bystanders can scan the ICEBlueButton QR code with any broadly available QR code scanner and quickly learn if they have any medical conditions, drug allergies, or other pertinent medical information.

"For parents, travelers or sports enthusiasts, ICEBlueButton provides a new level of peace of mind," said Dr. Bettina Experton, CEO of Humetrix. "Technology has made it possible to completely change the way we approach healthcare. With ICEBlueButton and other mobile medical apps, anyone can take control of their health records and healthcare, and ensure that the most up to date and critical health information is available to doctors - whether during a scheduled health care encounter or in an emergency."

How ICEBlueButton Works ICEBlueButton provides consumers with easy entry of emergency medical data and contact information and automated data feed from online Blue Button health records. Once the ICE record is created, the app generates a QR code unique to the individual and a 4-digit number to unlock access to the individual ICE record.

When the user's QR code is scanned, ICEBlueButton's Auto-Alert function automatically generates email notifications to the user's emergency contacts. The Auto-Alert includes the name of the person involved in the emergency and a map with the location of the emergency.

ICEBlueButton Pricing ICEBlueButton is free to download from iTunes and Google Play. One month of email Auto-Alerts that notify your emergency contacts anytime your QR code is scanned, including a map of the location of where the scan took place is $2.99. One year of Auto-Alerts is $19.99.

About BlueButton Blue Button is the name - and symbol - for a national movement to significantly improve our healthcare system, by putting patients in control of their medical records. Wherever you see the Blue Button symbol online, you can download or automatically receive updates in your health records on your computer or mobile app - so when you are meeting with any doctor, you have your own medical history, prescriptions, lab results, etc. at your fingertips.

More and more doctors, hospitals and healthcare systems are coming online with Blue Button every day - the federal government has required physicians and hospitals to provide Blue Button records to their patients starting in January 2014. So far, Blue Button has been adopted by over 500 public and private healthcare organizations to give Americans easy access to their online health records.

About Humetrix Humetrix has pioneered the development of innovative consumer-centered IT solutions over the past 15 years, which have been deployed around the world. The company's iBlueButton and ICEBlueButton apps are the mobile embodiment of the Federal Blue Button initiative launched in 2010 by the Veterans Administration, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the U.S. Department of Defense, now embraced by over 500 organizations and available to more than 100 million Americans. For more information, visit

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