Mayo Clinic Releases iPhone Application
The health expertise of Mayo Clinic is now just an application away if you have an iPhone or an iPod Touch. Mayo Clinic has created a free iPhone application that allows people to input symptoms and help decide whether or not they need to see their doctor…"It's real important. I mean we want to meet the needs of our customers, whether that's consumers or patients. And as the audience migrates from print to web or web to mobile to get their health information, then we've got to go where the audience is," says Mayo Clinic's Scott Eising.
Mayo Clinic adds second iPhone application
Mayo Clinic debuted Monday its second iPhone/iTouch application, the hospital’s latest effort to extend its brand into mobile technology.Mayo Clinic Symptom Checker, which can be downloaded free on iTunes, allows patients to find quick medical advice to 40 symptoms.
For instance, the app advises patients to seek a doctor if they experience coughing for more than 10 days “or is accompanied by difficulty breathing, difficulty swallowing, bloody phlegm, wheezing, stiff neck, or fever.”
Med City News, by Thomas Lee, 3/2010