Xelios Biometrics and the non-profit MedicAlert Foundation have developed an exciting new joint partnership to improve emergency response outcomes, increase patient safety and reduce medical errors. In the event of an emergency, patients often aren’t able to communicate their health history, medications, life-threatening allergies, emergency contacts or even their preferred hospital.  Once admitted there is the additional threat of misidentification when rendering life-saving services; and the chance for data duplication during the admission process averages around 10-12% nationwide (source). These challenges have the potential of directly threatening the care and treatment of the patient due to inaccuracy of information.