NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has announced the launch of a new app, called NewYork-Presbyterian, that is designed to improve a patient’s access to the hospital as well as communication between the hospital and patients.
“There are a lot of apps out there and there are a lot of healthcare apps, but I think it’s very confusing to the end user, to the patient,” NYP Chief Innovation Officer Peter Fleischut told MobiHealthNews, “I think there needs to be a more comprehensive guide for patients to be able to navigate the healthcare system and make it a bit easier. So if there are new features and functionalities, they don’t have to need to know to go to multiple different apps. They can just go to one source for their information.”
The NewYork-Presbyterian app currently allows users to locate a physician, find contact information for appointment scheduling and questions, get directions to the hospital, pay bills, and connect with the hospital on Twitter. But over time, the hospital plans to add many more features.