Putting Healthcare in the Palm of Your Hand
New England is known for a number of things and when it comes to healthcare, it's known as the best — as in best in class care for not only the residents of New England, but for people all around the world.
New England is also known as a technology hotbed (despite the recent stories about Facebook's early beginnings and The Zuck's pilgrimage to the West Coast where the company blossomed into THE tech giant of the decade).
When the two worlds collide — healthcare and technology — one must sit back and be amazed at how far we've come as a society as it relates to managing our healthcare as well as the healthcare of others.
Sometimes, the innovation comes from the far corners of the region and from of the community hospitals.
Case in point, Southcoast Health System, a community based health delivery system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout Southeastern Massachusetts and East Bay, Rhode Island.
According to Southcoast representatives, they are one of the only hospitals in New England and the U.S. to develop a comprehensive (read usability) mobile application with a focus on patient safety.
Called MyHealth, keeps track of your medications and your family’s medications and connects you to reliable and trusted local health care source.
• Keep track of your medications and your families medications
• Find a physician: 900+ in the region, including specialists
• News, videos from Southcoast
• Send emails to patients in the hospital
• Give feedback to Southcoast
• Handy phone directory for hospital’s most frequently called numbers
“Technology is everywhere in our lives — we carry some pretty unbelievable computers in our pockets," said Jim Rattray VP Marketing & Public Affairs, who conceived and co-developed the free app. "We want people to get comfortable with connecting technology to their health care — always being just a touch away from information that is key to a safe and efficient visit to the doctor or hospital.”Continued on the next page