HealthEngine goes fully mobile with Apple Watch app

Online appointment bookings and directory service HealthEngine has launched what it is calling Australia’s first Apple Watch app to find and book health appointments.

Patients can search for a nearby appointment from their wrist and once an appointment is found, they can then use the Handoff function to finalise the booking via their mobile.

The app also allows the patient to manage their bookings, check in to their appointment when arriving at the practice and even receive driving directions, the company said.

HealthEngine CEO Marcus Tan said the the goal was to make finding and booking an appointment easier and more transparent.

“With over 40 per cent of our bookings made between 9pm and 2am we know that patients need access to book any time, day and night,” Dr Tan said in a statement. “HealthEngine now makes this possible by offering online bookings on almost any device.”

HealthEngine’s head of core product Darius Wey said 70 per cent of HealthEngine’s customers use a mobile device to find and book their health appointments and many are multi-device users.

Mr Wey said the release of the Apple Watch app was part of HealthEngine's mobile first strategy.

The Apple Watch app follows recent iOS app updates including the ability to check in to the practice via the HealthEngine app and a “favourite a practice” feature for one tap searching.

Posted in Australian eHealth

Tags: HealthEngine

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