Mhealth QR code app wins AKU Hackathon prize

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The mobile application would help to overcome struggles faced in many hospital emergency rooms. The first ever medical hackathon to take place in Pakistan has announced an mhealth QR code app as a winner. The event took place at the Aga Khan University. The mobile app may prove helpful in overcoming hospital ER challenges. The winning team was called *HistorER* and used a unique quick response code system. The QR code app could be used in emergency rooms to provide medical teams with patient histories. A major struggle facing ER…

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MEB in The Netherlands defines QR codes usage policy

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The Medicines Evaluation Board has now decided how quick response codes can be used on packaging. It has now been announced by the Netherlands Medicines Evaluation Board (MEB) that they have now come up with a policy that specifically defines the way that QR codes can be used on the outer packaging and the package leaflets for products within the medicinal category. This policy goes into detail about the conditions that must be fulfilled by quick response codes. Through this newly created policy, the MEB has worked to address the…

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QR codes to be used for medical history tracking for marathons

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The Cellcom Green Bay full and half marathons will use quick response codes for emergency data. With only just over a month to go before the Cellcom Green Bay full and half marathons are set to begin, participants for this year’s event are now receiving emails that request information about their medical history, and this will be incorporated into QR codes to make them readily accessible when the day does arrive. This use of quick response codes is meant to make it easier for emergency responders to access medical information.…

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QR codes on ID bracelet could help to save lives

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A paramedic named Lee Roberts has come up with the ResQ Scan quick response code bracelet. Lee Roberts is a paramedic from New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, who has learned that every second counts when it comes to saving a life, so he developed the ResQ Scan bracelet with QR codes to help first responders to gain rapid and immediate access to the medical history of the wearer. By scanning the quick response code, first responders learn about the medical history and even contact information. Roberts has been a paramedic…

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QR codes help take on dengue outbreaks

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A Gravitrap equipped with quick response codes can help to keep people informed. A new tool has now become available in Singapore that is designed to use QR codes to help people to gain quick and easy accurate information about dengue, in order to be able to better battle outbreaks of the disease. This tool, which has already proven to be helpful, will now use quick response codes to boost effectiveness. The tool is called the Gravitrap. It functions by capturing female mosquitoes that are ready to lay their eggs.…

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QR codes on identity bracelets step beyond medical

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Although quick response codes have been placed on jewelry before, it has primarily been for medical histories. There is great potential to be found in the use of QR codes, which are barcodes that can be scanned through the use of smartphones and any of dozens of free apps, but there is one that is becoming rather interesting to the parents of children with autism. While there have been medical ID jewelry pieces produced with these barcodes, the latest development is different. Now, QR codes are appearing on actual ID…

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QR codes used to next generation medical bracelet

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QR codes are not just marketing tools QR codes are most often seen in magazines and newspapers as part of advertisements designed to engage mobile consumers. They have been quite effective in this purpose and have managed to become a staple for marketers that operate in the mobile space. One of the reasons QR codes have become so successful in the marketing field is because of their ability to quickly distribute information. This particular quality could prove to be advantageous in the field of health care. ENDEVR introduced new coded…

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QR codes on jewelry to share medical information

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Now that these barcodes have become familiar enough that they could help in an emergency situation. Although QR codes are most commonly found on product packages and advertising, they are now becoming so familiar that they could help to save a person’s life in an emergency situation. The key would be to make sure that the barcode was actually present on the person. It is precisely this concept that is behind the myID bracelet. This new form of medical identification bracelet includes not only an ID and a number that…

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QR codes to adorn Oklahoma medical licenses

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Medical licenses in Oklahoma will be the first to feature QR codes QR codes may be losing some grounds in some areas of marketing, but they are making up for it in the medical field. The codes are becoming increasingly common in hospitals and other medical care facilities because of their ability to provide access to concise health information for both patients and health care providers. The Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision has announced that it will be putting QR codes to use as on the medical…

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QR codes used by American medical board for first time

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The licenses for medical professionals, such as doctors, will now features the barcodes. The latest announcement from the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision – also referred to simply as the “Medical Board” – has revealed that the organization will be using QR codes on all of the licenses that it issues to medical professionals in the state. This will make Oklahoma the first state in the country to use the barcodes on these documents. The QR codes will be applied to the official documentation of doctors, physicians,…

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QR codes individualized for each person could assist emergency responders

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Patient information could become immediately available through mobile barcode scans. The winning concept behind a Startup Weekend Health competition that was held for the second time in Philadelphia involved the application of personal QR codes that would allow first responders to be able to gain patient information right away, regardless of whether or not the patient is conscious or coherent. The emergency responders would be able to arrive and scan the code to know the patient’s medical history. The concept behind the QR codes is that they would be personalized…

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