Stanford Health Care is expanding the reach of its MyHealth app beyond iPhone users. Now, those with Android smartphones and tablets can join the party as well, though they won’t get to benefit from integration with Apple’s HealthKit. Nevertheless, they will still be able to access and manage their health information while on the go.
Using the app, patients can pay their medical bills, manage prescriptions, schedule appointments, and conduct video visits with Stanford physicians.
“At Stanford Health Care we are continuing to develop a suite of mobile offerings and innovations that empower our patients, making it easy and convenient for them to access the information and tools they need to manage their health,” Pravene Nath, MD, Chief Information Officer of Stanford Health Care, said in a statement. “By developing and incorporating new digital technology and leveraging available health data, we are providing increased, flexible opportunities for patients to engage with clinicians and better manage their overall care.”
According to Stanford, more than 200,000 people are now using the MyHealth app, which is connected with Stanford’s electronic health record system to make the process easier for both patients and their doctors.
The iPhone application recently got an update to include support for TouchID and Apple Watch to alert users on incoming lab results and messages.