The Caremount app, an app for managing medical records and billing, is getting some upgrades to help it compete with Apple’s HealthKit for the smartwatch market.
The app will now have a full-screen interface, which can be used to make calls and access information, as well as add a card for billing and pay-out your healthcare bills.
“This is just another piece of technology that allows us to deliver a better experience for patients, and it’s going to be a big hit for the brand,” Caremount CEO Rob Anderson said in an interview with VentureBeat.
The company will be rolling out the new app to more than 200 hospitals and clinics across North America by the end of March.
This is the first major update to the CareMount app, which has been in beta since December.
It’s a little pricey at $1.99, but it should provide a better, more user-friendly experience.
With the new update, Caremount will also have a separate app that’s meant to give doctors a way to share data with each other and to make payments to patients, like Paypal.
This new app will allow doctors to make payment requests and have the doctors contact the patient directly through their Caremount account.
The CareMount Medical app was launched in December.
While it was launched with a “basic” version that was designed to make it easy for doctors to share patient data with patients, it has since gained popularity for providing information to hospitals, hospitals and physicians.
In addition to the new HealthKit update, the company is also introducing a “pro” version of the app, in which doctors can make payments directly to patients.
“There’s a whole world of health care in this world of connected devices,” Anderson said.
“We’re seeing that we can deliver a more intuitive experience for physicians that are able to make the same kinds of payments as a regular patient, and with the added benefit of making them transparent.”
HealthKit was announced at Apple’s WWDC conference earlier this year, and Anderson says it’s the next step for the company to get HealthKit to market.
HealthKit will allow for physicians to make patient payments directly from the app and with other providers, such as insurance companies, hospitals, or pharmacies.
The Healthcare app, on the other hand, is designed to work with Apple Watch and other smartwatches.
“It’s a lot of different things,” Anderson says of the new Apple HealthKit app.
“They’ve been working with a lot, and now they’ve got it in-house.
And so we’re seeing a lot more interoperability and a lot less fragmentation in the app.”
In addition, CareMount has made it easier for physicians and hospitals to access healthcare information.
“When you’ve got the same kind of data that’s available in HealthKit, then you can leverage it to get a much richer understanding of your patients,” Anderson explains.
“You can see who’s sick and who’s healthy and how much they cost and who their primary care providers are.”
In the future, Caremont will also provide healthcare information directly to the hospitals themselves.
“I think it’s just the next wave of consumer technology,” Anderson added.