Cigna, Usablenet Roll Out Mobile Directory of Doctors, Pharmacies
Cigna members can use the Usablenet-powered mobile portal to locate doctors or pharmacies and research drug prices.
Health plan provider Cigna says its mobile Website, powered by Usablenet, now allows members to search locations of medical facilities and research information on prescriptions.
Cigna Mobile allows customers to locate care centers, physicians, specialists and pharmacies using a mobile GPS feature. The site also allows users to search for real-time medication prices at 60,000 pharmacies in the United States."With Cigna Mobile, you are no longer tethered to a computer to find answers for critical questions such as locating the best doctor for you in your health plan network, determining what medications are specifically covered under your plan or finding an urgent care facility when you need care right away," said James Nastri, Cigna's vice president of product and service transparency, in a statement. You can search for health care resources on the go with a Web-enabled mobile phone and speed-dial Cigna's service team and nurses for assistance, Nastri added.
Usablenet helps companies in various industries such as health care, travel and retail to translate their Websites to mobile. Customers include Aetna, CVS and Walgreens in health care; Amtrak in travel; and Staples and OfficeMax in retail.
"It acts as a proxy between the original Website and the mobile phone and rewrites the page on the fly," Taylor said. He described Usablenet as a managed service connecting the mobile browser and the Website. Typing Cigna.com directs users to a mobile view of the site, he said.