Blue Cross of Idaho Partners with UST Global and Kony on Healthcare App

The app’s capabilities enable members to search for urgent care facilities nearby, find an in-network doctor, and access relevant healthcare information.

(Redfish Lake in Idaho. Photo credit: Karthik Chinnathambi.)

Blue Cross of Idaho has partnered with UST Global and Kony, Inc., to create a mobile app to help plan members have greater control over their healthcare finances.

Log-in page of Blue Cross of Idaho mobile app.

Log-in page of Blue Cross of Idaho mobile app.

Available through Apple Store and Google Play, the app enables members to conveniently and quickly access information they need to manage their healthcare services using any mobile device, according to a joint statement from the three companies. The app’s capabilities enable members to search for urgent care facilities nearby, find an in-network doctor, and access relevant healthcare information, such as benefits, member ID cards, and deductibles for themselves and their dependents.

“At Blue Cross of Idaho, our priority is always our members, and this new mobile app is just one way we’re working to give members information about their healthcare coverage and related costs up front so they can make informed decisions,”comments Dave Jeppesen, senior VP, Sales and Marketing, Blue Cross of Idaho. “We are thrilled with the hard work UST Global did to make the project a success.”

The Blue Cross of Idaho mobile app enables members to find local providers.

The Blue Cross of Idaho mobile app enables members to find local providers.

UST Global’s healthcare practice designed and built the mobile app on Kony’s mobility platform, tailoring the applicatoin for patients using a variety of form factors, such as PC, Android and iOS devices.

“We’re proud to be part of Blue Cross of Idaho’s initiative to offer greater transparency in healthcare solutions and services for its members,” comments Sajan Pillai, CEO, UST Global. “With UST Global and Kony’s expertise in healthcare, this is the start of great things to come for both patients and doctors.”

“At Kony, we’re committed to helping organizations around the globe better leverage the power and impact of mobile applications to transform the healthcare industry,” adds Dave Shirk, president of Products and Marketing, Kony, Inc. “We have helped many leading global healthcare groups successfully deliver innovative mobile apps, and it’s exciting to partner with UST Global and Blue Cross of Idaho to develop and deliver this new app to greatly enhance the mobile experience for its members.”

 

Anthony R. O’Donnell // Anthony O'Donnell is Executive Editor of Insurance Innovation Reporter. For nearly two decades, he has been an observer and commentator on the use of information technology in the insurance industry, following industry trends and writing about the use of IT across all sectors of the insurance industry. He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 936-2803.

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