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.
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.
Seniors Wireless Adds Doctor Access to Wireless Plans
Seniors Wireless, a Sprint MVNO, announced a new service that gives subscribers direct phone access to a doctor at all times. TeleMED Assist provides customers with unlimited calls to doctors for emergency, urgent, or non-urgent purposes 24/7.
Facebook Adds Personal Fundraising Tool
Facebook today made it easier for people to raise money to cover a variety of unexpected costs. Facebook is starting with six types of fundraising categories to help cover education expenses, medical costs, pet medical costs, crisis relief from natural disasters, personal emergency relief from house fires or theft, and funeral and loss expenses, such as burials.
Apple Announces ResearchKit for Medical Data Gathering
Apple today announced ResearchKit, a tool for developers for collecting and gathering health-related data. The company demonstrated how apps can be used to track the symptoms and progression of major diseases, such as asthma, diabetes, Parkinson's, breast cancer, and others.