A simple scan could save a life: MedicAlert tags adopt QR codes

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Medical ID tag bracelets have gone digital with the addition of QR codes – for the first time in Australia. A simple scan will show extensive patient information and provide health professionals access to critical personal health records in seconds.

Australian MedicAlert Foundation has collaborated with South Australian paramedics, launching the new national QR Code ID service in SA yesterday.

So, what information will be made available to medical professionals with a single scan?

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