CARElink: Emergency Medical Information Management System

Published in: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities and Communities: Proceedings of the 17th LACCEI International Multi-Conference for Engineering, Education and Technology
Date of Conference: July 24-26, 2019
Location of Conference: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Authors: Ingrid Rodriguez Hernandez (Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo, PR)
Jorge Cruz Agosto (Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo, PR)
Idalides Vergara-Laurens (Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo, PR)
(Universidad Ana G. Méndez, Recinto de Gurabo)
Full Paper: #268


Millions of calls related to medical emergencies are placed in 9-1-1 system in the United States every year. The response time are critical in these cases, since a slight delay could be life threatening. Thus, faster response time is important. This work presents a system that allows a paramedic to access a patient’s medical history in real-time. This system will securely store a person’s medical history in a wearable device. When the paramedics intervene with the patient during an emergency, they will use a mobile device to scan and access the patient’s device. Then, the paramedics will have access to the patient’s medical information. Future work will include hardware and software testing, performance validation and security strategies.