mobile medical id card by UHC

United Healthcare, one of the largest medical insurer in the country has introduced a mobile app for its subscribers. The new app called Heatlh4Me, available only for iPhone smart phone holders at this time provides easy, intuitive access to the services offered by the provider. User can quickly locate urgent care or emergency room facility, pull his medical id card with subscriber identification number and other details which can be emailed or faxed to a health care provider immediately, check account balance and claim status. Moreover the new solution also helps interacting with the company customer service; the user can request a call back from customer service representative using the Easy Connect feature. Physicians can be added to favorites store along with notes. Registered Nurse can be contacted via the app 24/7. Flexible spending account funds can also be monitored thru the app.
App is available for free download from iTunes. Android versions should follow in a few months, no details were provided on Blackberry app availability. Other health insurance companies also released apps for their subscribers but not only medical insurance industry wants to be on mobile market, some health care providers also published their own apps, for example Quest, one of the biggest medical lab provider has its own lab where the patients can look up their lab results along with normal results chart for comparison. Looks like medical provider mobile app segment might remain fragmented for some time before apps covering patients from tip to toe make their way to the market.

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