Well at least you don’t have to pay for it. They want to be sure you can find those doctors and hospital “in network” before chancing a costly visit with a facility or doctor out of network. We hear about that lately don’t we. When that ambulance comes to pick you up take out iPhone and do everything you can to be sure you get to an “in network” facility (grin).
With the recent expansion of mobile clinics or buses, you might need to know where that bus is parked in rural areas once they are parked around the country. BD
UnitedHealthcare rolled out a free app for Apple’s iPhone Wednesday that allows members to find a doctor, hospital or other medical service via cell phone.
The new DocGPS can search for 23 kinds of health care facilities and 58 types of doctor specialists within the company’s national network.
Free and available at the iPhone App Store or itunes.com/appstore, DocGPS allows users to locate a doctor or hospital, find the office on a map, get directions and call the doctor or facility with a single tap. “We are putting a powerful tool in the hands of consumers so they can make more informed health care decisions whether they are at home, at work or on the run,” Dawn Owens, chief executive officer at OptumHealth, a UnitedHealth Group company and lead developer of the new technology for UnitedHealthcare members, said in a press release.