Moon Township, PA, (July 15, 2011) – Heritage Valley Health System announces the release of “iHVHS,” an Apple iPhone app that delivers real-time patient activity information for Heritage Valley locations and assists users in finding Heritage Valley services that are closest to their location. iHVHS is free and available through the Health & Fitness category of the Apple iTunes App Store.
The 1.10 version of the iHVHS app features a mobile edition of the popular “Patient Activity Indicator,” which has been available on the heritagevalley.org website since June 2009. The activity indicators show, in real-time, how many patients are currently receiving services at various Heritage Valley locations, including the emergency departments at the hospitals in Beaver and Sewickley, Heritage Valley ConvenientCare walk-in clinics located in five area Walmart stores and various outpatient laboratory test centers.
In addition, iHVHS enables users to access healthcare quality comparison data and easily locate a Heritage Valley physician or service. The app uses geo-tracking to direct consumers to the nearest Heritage Valley site, regardless of their location. The “What’s Closest to Me” option of the app also includes easy mapping capabilities and one touch dialing.
"Heritage Valley is a true community health system, accessible to all. For those consumers who have an iPhone, the iHVHS app is a convenient tool to help access information about our services,” said Norm Mitry, President and CEO of Heritage Valley Health System. "Features on the app such as location maps and directions and push button phone dialing bring this technology to the consumer’s fingertips and makes getting in touch with a Heritage Valley provider or location easier than ever."
Future updates of the app are being planned, which will include a mobile version of the expanding online Health Link, also currently available on the heritagevally.org website. Health Link enables patients of Heritage Valley providers the ability to view lab test results online and self schedule appointments.
To download a free copy of the iHVHS iPhone app, please visit the Apple iTunes App Store and search under “iHVHS” or “Heritage Valley.” Or, visit www.heritagevalley.org and click on the iHVHS button on the home page.