Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Releases iPhone App for Patients


The app is "aimed squarely at patients," according to iMedical Apps editors, enabling them to learn about the medical center and affiliated doctors.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, the revered flagship teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, just released an application for the iPhone aimed at squarely at patients. The app enables patients to learn more about the medical center through various tutorials, but it’s main purpose is to allow patients to search for affiliated doctors.

You can search for physicians by name, specialty, and location. The app uses your phone’s native GPS to find the closest affiliated doctors by specialty. When you find a particular physician profile, you are given a contact number and an address of where they practice. Per the description of the app on iTunes, you can send e-mails to physicians, but I was unable to find this feature in the physician profiles I went through.

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