Moon Township, PA, (October 26, 2012)
- Heritage Valley Health System announces a new, unique feature to its Version 2.0 “iHVHS” Apple iPhone app. The updated app includes a digital version of its popular Heritage Valley Care Card.
Heritage Valley implemented the “Care Card” system in 2001. The Care Card enables patients and providers access to personal healthcare information, regardless of Heritage Valley location, via a bar-coded card patients carry. Care Cards are also “scanned” at touch screen kiosks located in various Heritage Valley facilities, streamlining the patient registration process.
The iHVHS Care Card Manager feature allows users to manage Care Cards for the entire family and scan the virtual Care Card on their iPhone to “digitally” register at Heritage Valley Health System facilities.
The current version compliments the existing features of the iHVHS app including the popular mobile version of the “Patient Activity Indicator,” which is also available at heritagevalley.org. The activity indicators show, in real-time, how many patients are currently receiving services at various Heritage Valley locations, including Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley emergency departments, Heritage Valley ConvenientCare walk-in clinics and various outpatient laboratory and diagnostic 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. This “What’s Closest to Me” option of the app also includes easy mapping capabilities and one-touch dialing.
Future updates of the app are planned and will include a mobile version Health Link. Health Link enables patients of Heritage Valley providers to view lab test results online at www.heritagevalley.org and to self schedule appointments for some services.
To download a free copy of the iHVHS iPhone app, visit the Apple iTunes App Store and search “iHVHS” or “Heritage Valley.” Or, visit www.heritagevalley.org and click on the iHVHS button on the home page.