GreatCall Offers Nursing Service Access from iPhone
GreatCall today extended its LiveNurse service to the Apple iPhone. The LiveNurse service provides phone access to a nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, directly from the iPhone. LiveNurse requires users to download an application and costs $3.99 per month to use. When called, the nurse will ask a few basic questions and follow standard medical protocols to direct the caller to the appropriate care. The service also includes access to an interactive symptom checker and the A.D.A.M. Medical Encyclopedia, which provides descriptions of common medical procedures and treatments, lists of symptoms, warnings, tests, and results. The application and service are available from iTunes starting today.
Google Search to Improve Symptom Search Results
Google plans to change the results shown when people search for symptom-based information. Moving forward Google will show a list of related conditions to symptoms like stuffy nose, cough, or headache.
GreatCall Debuts Jitterbug 5
GreatCall today announced the Jitterbug 5, its latest senior-friendly handset. The Jitterbug 5 is a traditional flip phone, but it has access to GreatCall's health and wellness services, such as 5Star, medication reminders, brain games, urgent care, and check-in calls.
Apple Releases Apple Music for Android
Apple today published a beta version of Apple Music in the Google Play Store. The app offers owners of Android handsets Apple's monthly music service.
GreatCall Touts Touch3 for Seniors
GreatCall recently announced the Samsung Touch3, an Android smartphone designed specifically for senior citizens and older users. The Touch3's major selling point is the user interface, which has been stripped down to the bare essentials in order to make it easier to use.