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​Jewelry Industry Veterans Debut EZEC Groundbreaking Technology For Medical ID Jewelry at JCK Las Vegas 2022

The medical technology company collaborates with jewelry designers and manufacturers around the country to create stylish, secure jewels that provide first responders and caregivers with all the information they need to keep patients safe.




(PRESS RELEASE) LAS VEGAS — Debuting in the Tech & Essentials neighborhood of JCK Las Vegas, EZEC makes it easier than ever to sell stylish jewelry embedded with critical technology that saves lives and creates better outcomes for people in a time of need.

Approximately 40% of Americans have at least one chronic medical condition that requires regular medication and/or specific medical instructions in case of an emergency. This group would benefit from wearing medical notification jewelry. Until now, however, the jewelry industry has lacked an option that was attractive, HIPAA-compliant and provided easy access to medical information for both patients and caregivers. ​

That’s where EZEC—or “Easy Emergency Contact”—comes in. Designed as a platform for jewelers to build and create medical jewelry, EZEC ​offers an easily integrated, plug-and-play technological solution that allows designers to focus on what they do best (design!). The company’s robust technology uses a secure NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled microchip that is connected through a HIPAA-compliant and secure mobile app and database.

When the owner of an EZEC-equipped piece of medical ID jewelry experiences a medical emergency and their enabled device or piece of jewelry is scanned, their medical information becomes immediately available to first responders and emergency medical teams, and their emergency contacts are automatically notified.

Once scanned by a first responder using the app, the unique ID is sent to the EZEC HIPAA-compliant server. The secure service responds by presenting the first responder or caregiver with encrypted data that:

  • Identifies the patient/owner
  • Notifies them of the patient’s chronic condition(s), blood type, vaccine information, allergies and supplements
  • Details quantities and types of medications they take and may have on them along with explicit instructions on how they should be used (for example, “a pill box on my keychain contains 5mg nitro pills, 2 per emergency”)
  • Can include advance healthcare directives (DNR, DNI), power of attorney and organ donor status
  • Simultaneously notifies their emergency contact(s) of their location
  • Connects the first responder with the patient’s emergency contact for any other pertinent information or changing conditions and treatments
  • Allows for follow-up notifications that detail the location of the patient/owner

Additionally, EZEC customers can easily release life-saving information to the general public to access without the app (ex. John Doe – heart condition- nitro pills, right pocket).


“In any emergency scenario, this is vital information,” says Manos Phoundoulakis, co-founder and director of Happiness at EZEC. ​“By creating a complete solution for jewelers, we can help them improve the lives of their customers, while growing their sales.”

Founded in 2021 by jewelry industry veterans Andrew DeMarco and Manos Phoundoulakis, EZEC is committed to the idea that when medical information is available in an emergency, and your loved ones are involved, outcomes can improve drastically. Having your loved one involved is also very important. This requires evolving beyond the traditional, engraved medical ID jewelry. Both founders have personal stories that have inspired a desire to innovate this long-overlooked area of the jewelry industry. The company is a quintessentially Colorado enterprise, with a diverse and passionate team based in the Centennial State.

Stop by the EZEC booth at JCK Las Vegas (#59074 in the Tech & Essentials neighborhood on Level 1) to see why life-saving technology combined with a broad range of jewels represents the cutting edge of medical ID jewelry.

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Trish Parks has always wanted to be in the jewelry business and that passion has fueled her success. The original Corinth Jewelers opened in the Mississippi town of the same name in 2007. This year, Parks moved her business from its original strip mall location to a 10,000-square foot standalone store. To make room for fresh, new merchandise, she asked Wilkerson to organize a moving sale. “What I remember most about the sale is the outpouring excitement and appreciation from our customers,” says Parks. Would she recommend Wilkerson to other jewelers? “I would recommend Wilkerson because they came in, did what they were supposed to and made us all comfortable. And we met our goals.”

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