New Medical Point2 App for the iPhone in the Top 100 Medical Apps
April 1, 2010 in Medical
[prMac.com] Redondo Beach, CA - Nearly one in eight residents of this country speak a language other than English at home, according to the last US Census. Hospitals and emergency rooms are often filled with patients that can't communicate with medical personnel, leaving both patients and hospitals exposed to many avoidable risks.
In response to this problem, InterLingua Medical Publishing introduced just one week ago an iPhone application that allows medical and emergency personnel to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients by simply pointing to translated phrases on the screen. This unique, and sorely needed app had vaulted the Medical Point2 to become one of the top 100 medical apps downloaded from iTunes.
"The Medical Point2 App is efficient, easy, and - at $.99 cents - a cost saving solution intended to bridge the language gap between patients and medical personnel," says Claudia Gallardo, Product Manager. "The application's intuitive interface seems to have made the app an instant favorite among nurses, doctors and emergency personnel."
Features of the Medical Point2 App include:
* Questions and answers developed by health professionals
* Questions used in emergency medical services and to obtain general patient information
* Easy to browse question menu
* Capability to store questionnaire summary for future reference
* Capability to store patient data
* Total mobility to interview patients anywhere from emergency rooms, outdoors, and hospitals
"There was a great response to our Spanish MP2 app, and as with the rest of our products, we are already planning the release of additional languages. We are truly committed to provide a real solution to the language barrier that exists between medical personnel and non-English speaking patients, " says Gallardo.
The Medical Point2 App is the latest addition to the popular Medical Point2 line up, which includes translated medical books, card decks, and audio language lessons in 17 languages.
InterLingua Medical Publishing helps doctors, nurses, paramedics, and other medical personnel communicate effectively and cost-efficiently with non-English speaking patients through a variety of media, including books, audio lessons, iPhone apps, decks of cards, and patient education handouts. With materials in as many as 17 languages, InterLingua Medical Publishing, seeks to improve the medical personnel-patient experience, and promote faster healing. Copyright (C) 2010 InterLingua Medical Publishing. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.