A Pennsylvania health network that provides health care to over 400,000 people, including over 300,000 children, will roll out an online pharmacy, online delivery platform and a smartphone app in the first quarter of 2018.
HealthNetCare, which operates in 14 states, said it is adding its mobile app, the Healthcare Navigator, to its website and on the mobile app to allow patients to easily purchase health insurance and prescriptions.
The health network plans to add an app to the mobile site, and on an app that will also be available on Apple’s iOS, Android and Windows phones.
HealthCare Navigator is a smartphone application that connects to a Healthcare Navigators pharmacy to allow a person to shop for health care services and prescription drugs, the company said in a statement.
The app is designed to give patients more control over the choices they make and help them get more personalized health care, HealthNetCare said.
“By using Healthcare Navigators mobile app and the Healthcare Link mobile app on a smartphone, the HealthNetcare network will be able to provide more personalized and comprehensive health care options and help patients stay connected with their doctors, hospitals and other health care providers,” the company added.
The HealthNetConnect app will also offer more convenient and cost-effective health insurance options, including coverage for pre-existing conditions, preventive care, home health care and other basic needs, HealthCare Navigators CEO and founder David E. G. Martin said in the statement.
Martin also said that the Health Navigators mobile app will provide an “always-on” option that will allow the network to continue to provide health care access to more people.
Health Care Navigators was founded in 2014 by the two-time Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
The network has over 1 million registered users, and HealthNetAccess has more than 600,000 members.
Martin and Health NetCare CEO John B. Johnson, said they were confident that the health network will continue to thrive as it grows, with more than 800 members nationwide.
“The goal is to build a strong, diverse and growing network of healthcare providers in Pennsylvania, and to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable, accessible and affordable health care,” Martin said.