UnitedHealthcare, the insurance company, has released an iPhone app to help its customers locate doctors by specialty and location. In emergencies, you can use the iPhone’s internal GPS system to quickly find all the emergency departments and clinics within 100 mile radius.
After locating a doctor or hospital, the application can then show the office location on a map, provide detailed directions, and enable the user to call the medical professional or facility with a single tap on the search result.
DocGPS is ideal for individuals on the road who are not familiar with health care providers in their area, such as families traveling on vacation or professionals on business trips.
DocGPS also works with first-generation iPhones running 2.0 software or higher, enabling users to search UnitedHealthcare’s health plan networks by zip code, or city and state.
Press release: UnitedHealthcare Puts its Physician, Facility Network on the iPhone…
(hat tip: mobihealthnews)