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Kaiser Permanente Adds Health Management iPhone App

May 11, 2012
by Gabriel Perna
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Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.) has launched an iOS health management app, offering its members access to all of the same tools available through My Health Manage. This includes provider details, lab test results, order prescription refills, and manage appointments.

Earlier this year, Kaiser Permanente said it made the largest electronic health record system in the world accessible by smartphone with the launch of its mobile-optimized website, m.kp.org,as well as an Android app. The app on the Android platform already has more than 95,000 downloads, the firm says. There have also been more than 4.8 million visits to the mobile-optimized kp.org since its launch in late January, accounting for more than 15 percent of total visits to kp.org in the month of April.

“Accessing health information and care from mobile devices is quickly becoming a new norm for care. We are probably the most electronically connected health care delivery system in the country, and we are using that connectivity and database to give our patients and members the connectivity they clearly want,” George Halvorson, chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Permanente, said in a statement.  

In July of last year, Kaiser Permanente launched its first mobile application, KP Locator. The facility locator app is now integrated into the new iOS app. The locator function has an interface allowing for users to input a city name or ZIP code to find Kaiser Permanente facilities in their area. Since its launch, the facility-finder app has been used 1 million times.

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