Mount Sinai Health System Launches Mobile Application for Patients
Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) today announced the launch of a new mobile application for patients called MountSinaiNY. Developed by Mount Sinai’s Department of Information Technology, MountSinaiNY will serve as a one-touch patient experience, featuring centralized information and services that provide greater access to and utilization of health services offered at the Health System.
“The MountSinaiNY app is a digital gateway to the many services we provide at Mount Sinai,” said Kumar Chatani, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “We continue to use innovative technology to engage patients while streamlining their experience within our health system.”
Initial features of the MountSinaiNY app include:
- MSHS general information: Access contact information, visiting hours, directions, parking, and amenities for each MSHS hospital campus, urgent care/walk-in and primary care location
- Find a Doctor: Find physicians and request an appointment quickly for any specialty at any MSHS location
- Pay My Bill: Easily pay bills through the mobile bill pay system
- Medical Record Access: Seamlessly access medical record information through connection with MyMountSinaiChart
- Stay Connected with Us: Access MSHS news, blog, and social media feeds
“We are developing innovative, user-friendly platforms to give our patients access to all our health system has to offer,” said Sandra Myerson, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Experience Officer, Joseph F. Cullman, Jr. Institute for Patient Experience, Mount Sinai Health System. “The MountSinaiNY app will connect patients with our renowned physicians while enabling them to seamlessly manage key business matters.”
Future updates to the app may include enhanced telemedicine, way finding, symptom tracking, deeper Epic electronic health record integration, and emergency management features.
Mount Sinai partnered with LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime, Inc. (NYSE MKT: BTX), to develop the MountSinaiNY app. Mount Sinai has been working with LifeMap—the only commercial developer to participate in Apple’s ResearchKit launch—for more than two years, developing other mobile health apps together, including the Asthma Health and COPD Navigator apps.
“In co-developing MountSinaiNY, we have had the privilege of working once again with the innovative Mount Sinai leadership,” said Corey Bridges, CEO of LifeMap Solutions. “Even for a Silicon Valley company, it is rare for us to find a partner as forward-thinking as Mount Sinai. MountSinaiNY has been an opportunity for LifeMap to work with MSHS to directly empower patients, and it represents a new level of coordination between our two organizations.”
The MountSinaiNY app is available today for free on the Apple App Store and can be downloaded here.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.
The System includes approximately 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals in Geriatrics, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, and Gastroenterology, and is in the top 25 in five other specialties in the 2014-2015 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report. Mount Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital also is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 11th nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel is ranked regionally.
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