GreatCall Debuts New Urgent Care App
GreatCall, which markets Jitterbug phones, today announced a revised application that provides customers with quick access to medical professionals. The app used to be called Live Nurse, but is now called Urgent Care and offers more services that it did before. For example, it can be used to contact a certified nurse at any time to consult about potential health issues. The app also provides access to medical dictionaries and a symptom checker tool. Calling a nurse costs $3.99 each time a call is made, but the nurse can escalate the call to a doctor if needed. The doctor can provide an assessment and/or diagnosis directly over the phone. The service is available in English and Spanish. The iPhone app itself is free to download.
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.
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 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.
Apple's CareKit to Help iPhones Owners Manage Their Health
Apple today announced CareKit, a tool that will work with mobile apps to help people track and manage various conditions and diseases. The app can be used to collect data points for a range of afflictions and then shared with family members or medical professionals.