On Tuesday, mHealthWatch was briefed on the launch of HospitalPix, a mobile application incorporating a database of hospital locations and photo-sharing features for “informative profiles of medical facilities.”
The app is now available for download in the U.S. on Android, with an iOS version planned for the near future.
The app uses geolocation to generate a list of nearby facilities from an index of more than 4,000 hospitals in the United States.
“Important information including maps, directions and contact information is presented clearly upon selecting a facility,” those behind the app said in a written statement shared with MHW.
Additionally, users can upload photos of their hospital experiences to each hospital’s profile, along with comments and reviews.
The efforts produce “honest and vivid accounts” of each facility’s culture and care.
“People all over the world get a great deal of fulfillment from documenting their experiences in real time with photo sharing apps,” said Dr. Jacques Durand, chief medical officer of Health2i, the app’s developer. “Imagine how inspirational it would be to follow a chronicle of a person’s recovery from a stroke or a traumatic accident. This technology allows people to preserve and share these healthy developments.”
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