Mount Sinai Health System Launches Patient Experience App for Android Devices
Mount Sinai Health System today announced the launch of the Android version of its mobile application for patients, called MountSinaiNY. Developed by Mount Sinai’s Department of Information Technology, MountSinaiNY serves as a one-touch patient experience, featuring information and links that make it easier to access and use health services offered at the Mount Sinai Health System. The app was first released in the Apple App Store in June 2016.
“Patients visiting Mount Sinai want access to familiar technology that simplifies their experience,” said Bruce Darrow, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Information Officer, Mount Sinai Health System. “Offering our app on Android devices is the next step in helping our patients use the power of their mobile devices to improve their care.”
The app offers users a variety of features, including appointment booking, bill payment, access to patient medical records, general information about Mount Sinai facilities, and live blog and social media updates. Future updates to the app include telemedicine, wayfinding, and enhanced access to Mount Sinai services.
“The release of the MountSinaiNY app on Android devices allows more patients to seamlessly access their health information, communicate with their physician, and schedule appointments,” said Sandra Myerson, Senior Vice President and Chief Patient Experience Officer, Joseph F. Cullman, Jr. Institute for Patient Experience, Mount Sinai Health System. “Research shows that when patients can see their health information, they take greater ownership of their wellness and are more prepared to interact with their providers.”
Mount Sinai chose LifeMap Solutions, a subsidiary of BioTime, INC. (NYSE MKT: BTX), to develop the MountSinaiNY app.
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 7,100 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 in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."