Wanda Refaely is a San Diego-based independent consultant specializing in autism treatment provider insurance credentialing, contracting and audit preparation. She recently developed and launched ICE4Autism – the ONLY autism-specific in case of emergency mobile app – in an effort to ensure that individuals with autism receive the needs-conscious medical care they need and deserve. The app, which is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, takes the guess-work out of knowing how a patient communicates, what sensory issues may exacerbate an already stressful situation, how to contact emergency contacts, and what unique concerns are of particular relevance to their care. ICE4Autism also stores information about their medications, allergies, doctors and providers, and insurance. It is Wanda’s hope that reducing the current barriers between emergency medical staff and the unique and specific needs of patients with autism will result in improved quality of care through greater understanding.

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