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02-27-2012, 03:11 PM #1
New iOS App Provides 24/7 Access to Registered Nurses
It looks like our iPhones aren't only making our lives more convenient, they're also just what the doctor ordered for our health. Or, maybe in this case, what the nurse ordered.
UnitedHealthcare is releasing a new iOS app called Health4Me. Although an Android version is planned for later in the year, it's an iOS exclusive for now. Health4Me is touted as being a valuable app that brings important health information for people on the go. And best of all, it's free to participating members.
"The free mobile app provides millions of UnitedHealthcare employer plan participants 24/7 access to a registered nurse, enables them to locate a nearby in-network physician, hospital or other medical facility, and gives access to their personal health benefits information."
“Health4Me makes navigating health care easier for our 26 million plan participants and puts key information, including health and wellness tools, right in the palms of their hands,” says Jeff Alter, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Employer & Individual. “Today’s technology allows consumers to do more with their mobile devices, and Health4Me enables them to manage their health and interact with UnitedHealthcare in a way that is convenient for them.”
To learn more about this dynamic mHealth app, click here.
02-27-2012, 05:22 PM #2
I see so many pranks being made of out this. "prank nurses" replacing "prank calls"
Cool app tho!
02-27-2012, 06:22 PM #3
Well this would be great I am liking this app already
02-27-2012, 06:25 PM #4
This is a weird app, handy thoIf my post was good, click the button in my post
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02-27-2012, 06:37 PM #5
As a nurse, I would not want to participate. RNs cannot diagnose or give medical advice- its outside their scope of practice. This would seem to open the door to more lawsuits if a nurse on this app says, "doesn't sound serious" and it ends up being something more life threatening. I'm sure you can get around this with disclaimers, but in today's world, RNs already get sued enough... Along with every other healthcare professional.
Just my cents.
02-27-2012, 06:49 PM #6
Blue Shield FTW! United Health Care is horrible as an insurer. I hear nothing but horrendous tales from co workers on how they deny everything, cutting off access to those who really need it. Ridiculous that they are spending their time with fluff like apps, when they need to fix the way they do business and treat people as a whole.
02-27-2012, 07:28 PM #7
lol this app is useless to me, cuz my mom is an rn so i just send a txt. ;]
02-27-2012, 07:34 PM #8
02-27-2012, 07:57 PM #9100% Agreed!
02-27-2012, 08:50 PM #10
I'm sure united health care well keep close tabs on everything you ask so if later down the road you get seriously sick like cancer, ect. They will use it against you so they can get out of covering you. Med insurance companies are shady....
02-28-2012, 02:57 AM #11
At the end of the day you have a license to protect and I guaranty you the app maker, insurance company, the MD name under the protocol, or anyone else is NOT going to sit in court and defend you, except for you.
Had a friend of friend text me a few months ago having to do with heavy drinking and someone hitting their head and wondering if it was OK if they fell asleep. I texted back I couldn't help and to go to the ER right away... and then went back to my movie and sammich.