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 October 11, 2018  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Healthcare

Paul Gessler reports:

A medical alert necklace is to blame for firefighters breaching the wrong home in Alexandria Tuesday.

“Jane Smith” said Fairfax County firefighters were dispatched to North Kings Highway with GPS coordinates to her house after an alert was triggered by a medical device.

Smith, whose name she asked WUSA9 to withhold, said she was at work when firefighters showed up to her home and did not have access to her cell phone.

Read more on WUSA9.

So if GPS coordinates aren’t perfectly exact/accurate, you may have EMS responding to the wrong aided or location.  Is another layer of authentication/verification needed, with the presumption that if the aided/device owner doesn’t confirm or authenticate, EMS will roll based on good faith efforts?

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