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Sept 8, 2022
Colorado Startup EZEC® Brings HIPAA Technology to Medical ID Jewelry to Hardrock Summit 2022
The medical technology company collaborates with jewelry designers and manufacturers around the country to create stylish, secure jewels that provide first responders and caregivers with all the information they need to keep patients safe.
Exhibiting at Hardrock Summit, EZEC® makes it easier than ever to sell stylish jewelry embedded with critical technology that saves lives and creates better outcomes for people in a time of need.
Approximately 40% of Americans have at least one chronic medical condition that requires regular medication and/or specific medical instructions in case of an emergency. This group would benefit from wearing medical notification jewelry. Until now, however, the jewelry industry has lacked an option that was attractive, HIPAA-compliant and provided easy access to medical information for both patients and caregivers.
That’s where EZEC®—or “Easy Emergency Contact”—comes in. Designed as a platform for jewelers to build and create medical jewelry, EZEC® offers an easily integrated, plug-and-play technological solution that allows designers to focus on what they do best (design!). The company’s robust technology uses a secure NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled microchip that is connected through a HIPAA-compliant and secure mobile app and database.
When the owner of an EZEC®-equipped piece of medical ID jewelry experiences a medical emergency and their enabled device or piece of jewelry is scanned, their medical information becomes immediately available to first responders and emergency medical teams, and their emergency contacts are automatically notified.
Once scanned by a first responder using the app, the unique ID is sent to the EZEC® HIPAA-compliant server. The secure service responds by presenting the first responder or caregiver with encrypted data that:
—Identifies the patient/owner
—Notifies them of the patient’s chronic condition(s), blood type, vaccine information, allergies and supplements
—Details quantities and types of medications they take and may have on them along with explicit instructions on how they should be used (for example, “a pill box on my keychain contains 5mg nitro pills, 2 per emergency”)
—Can include advance healthcare directives (DNR, DNI), power of attorney and organ donor status
—Simultaneously notifies their emergency contact(s) of their location
—Connects the first responder with the patient’s emergency contact for any other pertinent information or changing conditions and treatments
—Allows for follow-up notifications that detail the location of the patient/owner
Additionally, EZEC® customers can easily release life-saving information to the general public to access without the app (ex. John Doe – heart condition- nitro pills, right pocket).
“In any emergency scenario, this is vital information,” says Manos Phoundoulakis, Co-Founder and Director of Happiness at EZEC®. “By creating a complete solution for jewelers, we can help them improve the lives of their customers, while growing their sales.”
Founded in 2021 by jewelry industry veterans Andrew DeMarco and Manos Phoundoulakis, EZEC® is committed to the idea that when medical information is available in an emergency, and your loved ones are involved, outcomes can improve drastically. Having your loved one involved is also very important. This requires evolving beyond the traditional, engraved medical ID jewelry. Both founders have personal stories that have inspired a desire to innovate this long-overlooked area of the jewelry industry. The company is a quintessentially Colorado enterprise, with a diverse and passionate team based in the Centennial State.
Stop by the EZEC® booth at SJ840 to see why life-saving technology combined with a broad range of jewels represents the cutting edge of medical ID jewelry.
For additional information, please visit MyEZEC.com
EZEC® is a Denver-based healthcare technology company focused on providing reliable health information in a timely manner. We combine a HIPAA-compliant infrastructure with traditional and designer jewelry. By connecting jewelry to the internet of things, we allow EZEC® customers to carry their detailed, secure medical information anywhere they go in case of an emergency. Our secure, HIPAA-compliant owner portal and mobile app allow EZEC® customers to manage their medical information, to control how much and who to share it with, and to set up automated emergency alerts, messaging, and GPS location sharing with their designated emergency contacts in case of an emergency. EZEC® also provides first responders and emergency service providers with a secure, HIPAA-compliant smartphone app that gives them access to an EZEC® customer’s medical information and emergency contacts. EZEC® offers a vast portfolio of traditional and designer jewelry enhanced with EZEC® technology via our partnership network of jewelry designers, manufacturers, and retailers.
Co-Founder, Director of Happiness
1115 Acoma St., Ste. 217
Denver, CO 80204