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New Article on Technology Blog Discusses Role of Health IT in Emergency Situations: A Case Study for Hurricane Sandy

Tech blog recently published an article highlighting how health IT services are improving the delivery of emergency healthcare during crisis situations like the recent hurricane Sandy.


LONG ISLAND, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/07/2012 -- A new article by technology blog showcases how online PHR (personal health record) services, mobile medicine (medical records and prescriptions by SMS or email) and other health information technology solutions are improving the delivery of life-saving medical treatments in emergencies and crisis situations like the recent hurricane Sandy.

During emergencies or crisis situations, the absence of proper medical equipment or infrastructure is to be expected. In such scenarios, remote access to vital medical information about patients can play a very significant role in treatment, as well as largely influence the outcome of the treatment itself.

Medical histories and health information including prior treatment records, allergy information, drug prescription history, blood work information, and physical data can prove absolutely critical in the determination of appropriate and effective treatments, and can ultimately save a life, or contribute to its loss.

Current Health IT technologies including digital (online) PHR’s can provide the required information from any mobile or fixed terminal within minutes, contributing immensely to the proper and efficient delivery of care in emergency or crisis situations such as the recent hurricane Sandy, which left hundreds dead and possibly thousands injured in its wake. is a dedicated tech blog powered by tech writers with expertise across various tech fields and disciplines including telecom, Internet, mobile & cellular, health IT, e-commerce, and more. By presenting up-to-date information on today’s leading technology and providing valuable and key insights into what the future may hold, provides its readership with a view into their world like they’ve never had before, as well as a way to track and anticipate the changes our world faces in a digital age.

“Health IT is improving public access to healthcare – with the Internet and Smartphones permeating every aspect of daily life on a massive scale, it comes as no surprise that electronic health services are becoming increasingly commonplace and improving delivery of, and access to, essential healthcare,” says a spokesperson.

For more information on how converging health IT technologies including digital PHR’s and e-medicine platforms improve healthcare delivery during emergencies and crisis situations, please visit

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