April 4, 2011--Aquilent, the recognized leading provider of Web-based solutions shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government, today announced it has developed and launched a "Find a Health Center" iPhone app, and a web version for any smartphone, for The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The apps give consumers the ability to research and easily locate HRSA-funded health centers nationwide. The iPhone app is also available directly via Apple at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/find-a-health-center/id379940321?mt=8 or by searching for the term "HRSA" or "find a health center".
HRSA is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. Comprising six bureaus and 13 offices, HRSA provides leadership and financial support to health care providers in every state and U.S. territory.
In today's dynamic environment, HRSA recognizes that many health consumers access the Internet by phone or PDA rather than computer. According to Aquilent's research with HRSA administrators across the U.S., patients often don't have access to a home computer but rely on their cell phones and PDAs for nearly all of their communication needs: Internet, email, and texting.
The newly launched mobile application will help resolve this challenge, allowing people to research and locate any of more than 3,000 health centers nationwide with their iPhone, iPod Touch, or any other smartphone. Search results can be displayed in a list or on an interactive map, and include name, address, phone number, and web site URL. In addition, driving directions from one's current location are provided to iPhone users who allow the application to access their location. HRSA and Aquilent are also exploring a version that works via two-way text messaging.
"Consumers don't always choose when or where they need access to Healthcare, so a mobile app lends itself perfectly to their needs," explained Aquilent CEO David Fout. "HRSA's recognition and support of the iPhone and smartphone apps demonstrate their commitment to enhancing customer service and the transformative power of mobile computing."
Named the Government Contracting Firm of the Year by the Tech Council of MD, Aquilent is the recognized leading provider of Web-based solutions shaping the next generation of technology for the federal government. Specializing in acquisition and finance, web applications, content management, technology strategy and program management office, Aquilent is guided by an unwavering commitment to deliver solutions that maximize efficiency, reduce risk, and provide quantifiable results. To learn more about Aquilent, twice recognized as one of the Top 50 Best Places to Work by the Washington Business Journal, visit www.aquilent.com.