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24 Feb, 2012

iPhone App Unveiled for Global Travel Healthcare Services


February 21, 2012 (Radnor, PA) — GeoBlue, which serves the medical needs of expatriates and world travelers, announced today that it has launched what it claims is the first iPhone application for finding and paying for quality healthcare services worldwide. GeoBlue Mobile is now available in the iTunes App Store for downloading onto iPhones, iPads and iPod touches. GeoBlue insurance members can use the downloadable app to:

  • Review detailed profiles of carefully selected English-speaking physicians and dentists in 180 countries
  • Contact GeoBlue’s concierge service to request an appointment with a specific doctor or within a medical specialty
  • Plug into iPhone’s mapping and GPS functionality to find the shortest route to convenient care
  • resent a digital identification card directly to doctors and hospitals as confirmation of their eligibility for benefits.

GeoBlue Mobile also maps and profiles notable hospitals and pharmacies and provides brand name equivalents for over 350 prescription and over-the-counter medications. To help users describe and understand symptoms, diagnoses and treatment plans, GeoBlue Mobile has built-in translation tools with audio allowing users to play hundreds of key medical terms and phrases in the world’s most widely spoken languages.

Requiring no Internet connection when taken abroad, GeoBlue Mobile is fast and easy to use with functionality to save favorites or recall recent searches. With an Internet connection, travelers can also go directly from the app to the Blue National Doctor and Hospital Finder mobile web site to find providers inside the U.S. GeoBlue Mobile was developed and is maintained by HTH Worldwide, a leading mobile technology for destination health services provider.

“Today GeoBlue sets a new industry standard for member convenience and value with the deployment of the global downloadable application,” said Angelo Masciantonio, CEO, Highway to Health, parent company of GeoBlue. “No other international health plan can place access to a world of quality health care literally in its members’ hands.”

GeoBlue is the trade name for the international health insurance programs of Worldwide Insurance Services, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. For more information, visit geo-blue.com.