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MDSave Launches Consumer-Driven Health App for Apple iOS
HillenbyErin Bracken, 703-722-3063
MDSave, the country’s only health e-commerce company that enables patients to research, compare and purchase health services directly from local physicians at significant cost savings, announced today the launch of a free Apple iOS mobile app.
MDSave is harnessing technology to transform the way consumers interact with the healthcare system. Similar to the information on its website, , the app enables consumers to research health conditions and services to determine what care they need. The app also provides price transparency by comparing the costs of health services for MDSave members, uninsured individuals and those with high-deductible insurance plans.
“The MDSave mobile app uniquely combines the information patients need to learn about health conditions, services and pricing, whether at home, in the doctor’s office, or on-the-go,” said Paul Ketchel, MDSave co-founder and chief executive officer. “This is another big step in our efforts to make the healthcare system more accessible, transparent and affordable for every American, especially MDSave patients. In fact, the MDSave price comparison data available through this app is the first to combine all of the charges a patient will normally pay into one simple and transparent price.”
The app is available in the Apple iTunes and App stores and can be downloaded at . It requires an operating system of iOS 5.0 or later and is compatible with most iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad devices. The app will also be available for Android devices in the coming weeks. The company plans to add e-commerce functionality, similar to what’s currently available on the MDSave website, to the next version of the app.
Based in Brentwood, Tenn., MDSave is the first consumer-driven healthcare technology company to offer a single online resource for consumers to research, compare and purchase health services in their communities. Providers offer rates at a discount of up to 60 percent and consumers can select a doctor based on his or her rating from other MDSave users. Launched in June 2012, the company offers a wealth of information on its website about common diseases and procedures. Users can view and compare costs for services provided by local physicians, encouraging competition in the healthcare industry. For more information, visit .