Current emergency and disaster healthcare and rescue services have limited information when responding to an incident other than location and any other details derived from a 911 caller. The approach to triaging care is reactive rather than proactive. The scale of the problem is global. Here in the US alone, the CDC estimates 61 million people are living with a functional disability. The need for PreRescue™ extends beyond people with chronic functional disabilities. Pregnant women and others, such as cancer patients, patients requiring refrigerated medication, oxygen and/or those living alone with acute injuries or short-term diagnoses may also require priority evacuation assistance during an emergency.
Efforts to coordinate and allocate resources such as the capabilities of a Medical Reserve Corps Unit and Regional Disaster Health Response Coordinators are challenged, i.e., getting the right people to the right place, at the right time, with the right treatment or service. Lack of critical health and logistical information increases the probability of poor health outcomes and highlights underlying inequities related to the social determinants of health. The problem is going to increase with the number of unpredictable climate-related disasters, increased focus on inequitable distribution of emergency healthcare services, and constant and cumbersome HIPAA compliance requirements.
In partnership with multiple jurisdictions is the planned development of a strategic, government- funded emergency preparedness basic application that will allow end-users to create a simple medical profile and opt-in to share their geolocation. They will also pre-register themselves and their loved ones to
receive PreRescue™ evacuation assistance if there is sufficient time leading up to a natural or manmade hazard such as a predicted heat event or an approaching hurricane.
Or in instances, such as a rapidly spreading wildfire, an earthquake, a multiple car pileup on an interstate, a chemical spill/explosion, a train derailment, or a flash flood where there is not time to evacuate vulnerable people in advance, for individuals with fragile medical conditions, priority rescues will begin by first responders immediately following impact for those who are subscribers to PreRescue™.