ER Card partners with investment firm
Electronic personal healthcare record (ePHR) developer ER Card of West Warwick, R.I., said it has been joined by Angel Health Strategies to help further its development in the state. Angel Health Strategies is a Providence, R.I.-based consulting firm that provides both intellectual and monetary capital to assist early-stage companies.

ER Card was founded by Janice Gil, the former chief technologist and manager of the Women's Diagnostic Imaging Center at Kent Hospital in Warwick, R.I., and her sister-in-law, Maria Gil, vice president of Chase Machine and Engineering in West Warwick.

The company offers a membership service allowing an individual to create a secure ePHR. The ER Card provides its members with anytime, anywhere access to health and contact information required during ambulance and emergency room encounters, hospital admissions, or physicians' visits.

Additional benefits of the ER Card program include a care management service, emergency notification system, and emergency medical technician care link capability, according to the firm.

The developer said it has enrolled more than 3,500 ER Card members over the past five years through an aggressive grass-roots campaign, which included partnerships with the City of Warwick, University of Rhode Island, and many civic and not-for-profit organizations.