Vitally Useful: The New Sutter Health Mobile App

by: | Feb 18, 2015

There are fun apps, useful apps, and money-making apps — and at ArcTouch, we’ve developed them all. But what’s even more rewarding is working on apps that help people at the most basic level: with their health.

We’re happy to share that the new Sutter Health Mobile App is now available for iPhone.

“App development is much more than a technical task, so we wanted an app developer that knows the market, the socialization of health and direct to consumer strategies,” said Ron Marshall, Sutter Health’s vice president of strategic partnerships. “That’s what we got with ArcTouch — and a cool app with a clear roadmap to a greater consumer experience.”

The Sutter Health mobile app makes it easy for patients to get online access to healthcare options, including doctors, urgent care, hospitals and other healthcare services across Northern California. It also integrates with MDLive, so users can check symptoms and get instant advice on possible treatments, including when they should talk to a doctor.

Sutter Health Mobile App Symptom Checker

Other features include:

  • Find a Doctor: Search for a physician by geography, specialty, gender or language spoken
  • Find a Care Center: Locate urgent care and emergency services, imaging centers, outpatient labs and hospitals
  • Consult with physicians 24 hours a day via phone or video through MDLive
  • My Health Online: Gain access to Sutter Health’s electronic medical records (powered by Epic Systems), to request appointments, view test results, pay bills, and more

Accessible App

Our favorite part of this project was the work involved to make it accessible for the visually impaired. We were able to deliver complete iOS voiceover support, so that virtually anyone can interact with all features of the application.

Android App Coming Soon

We’re hard at work on the Android version of the Sutter Health Mobile App, and we’ll let you know when it’s live. In the meantime, give the iOS app a try and let us know what you think!