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 New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai St. Lukes and Mount Sinai West are ranked 23rd nationally for Nephrology and 25th for Diabetes/Endocrinology, and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.