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Azavea releases Emergency Medical Center Locator

Philadelphia, US: Azavea released the Emergency Medical Center Locator application. It locates the nearest emergency medical facilities in 101 countries including the US. It is available as a free download through iTunes. The application was built for the Biomedical Research and Education Foundation, whose mission is to provide unbiased information resources about biomedical products for patients and their physician.
The application was built for the Biomedical Research and Education Foundation, whose mission is to provide unbiased information resources about biomedical products for patients and their physician. The application identifies a user’s location and automatically retrieves the name and addresses of the 50 nearest medical centres around them in the US and abroad. Only the most advanced emergency-care facilities with improved patient outcomes are included within the application, Azavea officials said. 
In addition, six specialty areas can be selected: trauma, stroke, eye, pediatric, cardiac and burn. The application contains close to 2,400 medical centers in 101 countries, including Algeria, Afghanistan, France, Jordan, Morocco, Peru and Yemen.
“A recent study showed that 75 percent of emergency rooms do not have round-the-clock resources to open a blocked coronary artery and only 10 percent of patients are transferred to a medical centre in time to receive this life saving treatment,” said Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, founder and chairman of the Biomedical Research and Education Foundation. “The app (for cardiac care) lists only the centres that meet the American College of Cardiology gold standard ‘door-to-cath lab’ within 90 minutes.”
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