The new Saga Health App is available to download free from Apple’s iTunes app store. It contains comprehensive information on medical conditions and health topics, as well as a database of private and NHS hospitals and contact details for a wide range of health specialists.
Roger Ramsden of Saga says, “15 to 20% of over-50s use a smartphone, and older people do on occasion experience creaks and conditions that are more prevalent to their age bracket. The app is not intended to be a conclusive self-diagnosis tool, but does contain easy-to-use fact sheets on 180 medical conditions and health topics, providing information on symptoms, treatments and support organizations. It is designed to be useful to both Saga private medical insurance policyholders and non-policyholders alike and provides access to free health information 24 hours a day. There is a database of more than 450 private and NHS hospitals and over 20,000 recognised specialists that can be searched for by specialty. Using the device’s in-built GPS, the app will even provide directions of how to find them from the iPhone user’s location.”
Saga policyholders can securely start the claims process on the new app.
Private medical insurance news: 23 September 2011