UAMS has recently launched a new app that sends vital information to emergency medical responders such as location and useful medical/profile information. The app, iClick911 was developed and designed by Dr. Aliza Brown in the UAMS Center for Translational Neuroscience.
“We saw a need for a mobile application that can give first responders vital information on the patient’s location and health in case the patient or family members are unable to.” Says Dr. Aliza Brown.
The app allows users to upload a security profile with relevant medical information, route medical personnel to your phones GPS location and provide faster response to medical emergencies such as stroke or heart attack. The “one-touch” activation of the app, initiated by the patient for emergencies requires no voice and routes the first responders to the location of the patient’s cellular device.
“Arkansas is in the top 10 percent of the nation in deaths due to stroke, heart disease and trauma, this app can help in getting people to access to the care they need in a more efficient manner.” While the app will work anywhere in the US where there is cellular service or data, our emphasis was to improve medical response in Arkansas. Brown said, “We wanted to make sure this program is available to all of our first responders, dispatchers, and residents in the state. If we can help get this vital information to the people in the field, it can help save lives.”
Funding for this app development came from the National Institutes of Health NIGMS IDeA Program award. For more information on the iClick911 app please visit https://ctn.uams.edu/research/brown-lab/
The app is free and available for download from the Apple app store or from Google Play.