"What if you were found unconscious or unable to clearly communicate, suffering from an injury or other medical crisis? It could take an emergency responder or a doctor precious time to figure out two key things: your medical profile and how to get in touch with a family member or friend."
That's the premise behind EmergencyLink, a free app and service accessible on your smartphone. You create a profile and contact list, and the service takes it from there.
But what if you just need some quick, helpful answers to a non-emergency qiestion? Well, that's where HealthTap comes in:
Like EmergencyLink, HealthTap can be accessed from your smartphone, but it also offers a web-portal for those of us with dumb ones. The service even lets you exchange files for more in-depth conversations with its 12,000+ physicians.
No word yet on how many of them make housecalls.