03 Mar 2016

The HealthEngine Apple Watch app allows patients to search for a nearby appointment from their wrist.  Once an appointment is found, the patient will then use Handoff to finalise the booking via their mobile. The app also allows the patient to manage their bookings, check‐in to their appointment when arriving  at the practice and even receive driving directions.

Dr Marcus Tan, HealthEngine CEO and Medical Director, said the Apple Watch app is just one of the ways HealthEngine is making healthcare more accessible for patients and improving the overall  healthcare experience.

“Patients want convenience and ease. Our goal is to make finding and booking an appointment easier and more transparent.  With over 40 per cent of our bookings made between 9pm and 2am¹ we know that patients need access to book any time, day and night. HealthEngine now makes this possible by offering online bookings on almost any device.”

Darius Wey, HealthEngine’s Head of Core Product, said 70% of HealthEngine’s customers use a mobile  device² to find and book their health appointments and many are multi‐device users.  “The release of the Apple Watch app demonstrates we’re committed to leading innovation in the online  health industry and driving a mobile first strategy.”

The Apple Watch app follows on from recent iOS app updates including the ability to check‐in to the  practice via the HealthEngine app and the “favourite a practice” feature for one tap searching.