Kaiser Permanente has launched a mobile app giving more than 9 million patients access to their online medical records. The healthcare giant created a mobile-optimized version of its member website, kp.org, with a companion Android app. The company promises an iPhone app later this year.
Kaiser officials say members will be able to view information from past visits, access lab results and pharmacy orders and see other data from their records. They also will be able to check appointments and exchange texts with clinicians via smartphone.
It's remarkably quick work, considering that just last August, Kaiser IT reps admitted they had virtually no mobile strategy crafted, and no apps under development other than the KP Locator mapping app released at the end of the summer.
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