New iPhone App Is First Global Concierge for Medical Services
GeoBlue Mobile Is the Key to Quality Care
February 21, 2012 (Radnor, PA) — GeoBlue, a leader and innovator serving the medical needs of expatriates and world travelers, announced today that it has launched the first iPhone application for finding and paying for quality healthcare services all around the world. GeoBlue Mobile is now available in the iTunes App Store for downloading onto iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. From the palm of their hands, GeoBlue insurance members conveniently use the downloadable app to:
- Review detailed profiles of carefully selected English-speaking physicians and dentists in 180 countries
- Contact GeoBlue’s concierge service to request an appointment with a specific doctor or within a medical specialty
- Plug into iPhone’s mapping and GPS functionality to find the shortest route to convenient care
- Present a digital identification card directly to doctors and hospitals as confirmation of their eligibility for benefits.
GeoBlue Mobile also maps and profiles notable hospitals and pharmacies and provides brand name equivalents for over 350 prescription and over-the-counter medications. To help users describe and understand symptoms, diagnoses and treatment plans, GeoBlue Mobile has built-in translation tools with audio allowing users to play hundreds of key medical terms and phrases in the world’s most widely spoken languages.
Requiring no Internet connection when taken abroad, GeoBlue Mobile is exceptionally fast and easyto use with convenient functionality to save favorites or recall recent searches. With an Internet connection, travelers can also go directly from the app to the Blue National Doctor and Hospital Finder mobile web site to find providers inside the U.S. GeoBlue Mobile was developed and is maintained by HTH Worldwide, the global leader in mobile technology for destination health services.
“Today GeoBlue sets a new industry standard for member convenience and value with the deployment of the global downloadable application,” said Angelo Masciantonio, Chief Executive Officer of GeoBlue. “No other international health plan can place access to a world of quality health care literally in its members’ hands.”
GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Setting the industry standard, GeoBlue’s mission is to provide peace of mind to long- and short-term global travelers byoffering competitive insurance protection and technology-powered assistance, including an elite community of thousands of carefully selected, contracted doctors and hospitals in almost every
country in the world as well as its signature destination databases, mobile tools and concierge-level services. The scope of GeoBlue's services and technology creates a complete, reliable, convenient way to keep international travelers and expats healthy and productive. For more information, visit geo-blue.com.
GeoBlue Member App Press Release 2.21.12