The founders and management of ICUcare are committed to philanthropy involving the
very technology that the company was charted to develop and deploy throughout the
world and specifically, to the less fortunate of the world.
Even before the company was created, the founders knew that if they were successful
in developing advanced medical informatics and related systems, they would have
the potential to impact the world for the betterment of mankind.
They knew that they must develop a philanthropic plan in order to be successful.
They took a look at the history of philanthropy in order to better understand its
historical and practical relevance in today’s society.
It is generally agreed that the word “philanthropia” was coined 2500 years ago in
ancient Greece, by the playwright Aeschylus as meaning “love of humanity”.
The Greeks adopted the "love of humanity" as an educational ideal, whose goal was
fullest development of body, mind and spirit, which is the essence of liberal education.
The Platonic Academy's philosophical dictionary defined Philanthropia as:
"A state of well-educated habits stemming from love of humanity. A state of being
productive of benefit to humans." Philanthropia was later translated by
the Romans into Latin as, simply, humanitas—humane-ness.
Putting all this together in modern terms, there are four relatively authoritative
definitions of "philanthropy" that come close to the Classical concept: John W.
Gardner’s "private initiatives for the public good"; Robert Payton’s "voluntary
action for the public good"; Lester Salamon’s "the private giving of time or valuables…for
public purposes" and Robert Bremner’s "the aim of philanthropy…is improvement in
the quality of human life". Combining these to connect modern philanthropy with
its entire previous history, "philanthropy" may best be defined as, "private initiatives
for public good, focusing on quality of life."
Our first philanthropic endeavor evolves the My eMHR
Web Portal. The development and subsequent launch of the web site provides the means
for every American to create and maintain his/her own Electronic Medical Health Record. The Bronze
Level Subscription is provided Free to any citizen residing in North America.
In March 2014, ICUcare launched another important initiative of importance, the "Wounded Warrior eHealth Program"
for disabled military veterans. The new program provides a free life-time Gold Level Subscription to all
qualifying disabled veterans. The management of ICUcare believes it is the least that we can do for those
who have sacrificed so much for our country. To our military servicemen and women, including their families,
we say "Thank You for Your Service and Your Sacrifice"!
ICUcare LLC feels privileged to be in a position to promote enhanced healthcare initiatives
through use of advanced medical informatics and communication systems.