Interim HealthCare of Texas and New Mexico recently released a new app that allows users to access health information through their mobile device.
The Lubbock, Texas-based company’s app, called Interim TX NM, features four self-help tools: symptom evaluation, disease management, symptom exploration, and a medical library. Users can do anything from look up the meaning of symptoms they or someone else is experiencing, to access information important to effectively managing chronic diseases like diabetes.
“Our new app, thanks to our partnership with DSHI Systems, is like having a doctor in your pocket,” said Jim Bullard, president of Interim HealthCare of Texas and New Mexico, in a statement. “We believe it will hugely impact the public since it is an easy way to find health resources, all in one place.”
A main feature of the app is its “Symptom Triage” tool, created by emergency room doctors. The tool can generate possible diagnoses based on the information elected by the user, using the same technology that hospitals have been using for the past 10 years.
Interim TX NM can ask questions, show pictures, and help determine if and when the user needs to see a doctor, and is currently the only app of its kind to feature this technology.
“A rapidly expanding number of Americans are finding themselves as caregivers,” said Dr. Stephen Schueler, an emergency room physician and president of DSHI Systems. “It’s inspiring to see a major home health care provider step forward and provide people with the tools to make better health decisions.”
Written by Alyssa Gerace