RALEIGH – MobileSmith Health, a developer of apps aiming to improve healthcare, is launching two COVID Response Mobile Apps to support hospitals in their response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

One version is aimed at communicating more effectively with hospital patients and the community. It provides real-time mobile access to a system’s virtual or telehealth assessment and screening tools,  COVID-19 updates, hospital and clinic access points and hours, and nearest testing locations, according to MobileSmith.

The second app supports internal user groups and forums for managing staff and deploying a faster, more coordinated response to this crisis, and creates and coordinates reference libraries for sharing video and other content, among other things.

The Raleigh-based company said the secure mobile platforms can be deployed in as little as 72 hours and provide timely push notifications and alerts to convey breaking news, vital updates, and customized facility information.

“We are making these mobile offerings immediately available to MobileSmith’s 200-plus hospital customers while waiving licensing and subscription fees, and deferring invoicing so hospitals can give focus and attention to the crisis itself,” said Jerry Lepore, CEO for MobileSmith Health, in a statement. “We will also work with other health systems as quickly as possible to support our nation during this critical time.”

Deaconess Health System, a provider of healthcare services to 26 counties in three states (Ind., Ill. and Ky.), will be the first hospital system to implement the COVID Response Mobile App for its staff.

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