CHICAGO, July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), operator of Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas, has launched Healthy Family, a free family health manager app that provides an easy, on-the-go way to manage and track important health screenings, such as flu shots and vaccinations, and measure progress towards health and wellness goals.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ensuring that children of all ages receive vaccinations on time is one of the most important steps for their long-term health and wellness. With the Healthy Family app, families can try to better manage their health by receiving reminders for important preventive health screenings such as childhood vaccinations (MMR, HepA, HepB, Polio), annual physicals, mammograms, cholesterol and blood pressure screenings.
"We know how busy today's families can be, especially as they prepare to send their kids back to school. We created the Healthy Family app to help simplify their lives and alleviate some of that stress," said Dr. Elif Oker, medical director, Health Care Service Corporation. "Healthy Family also serves as a great way for our members to facilitate important conversations with their primary care physicians to better manage the health of their entire family."
Once a family member's profile is created, Healthy Family will provide a list of recommended health screenings to discuss with their physician. Members can also input notes to discuss with the doctor as well as set reminders for recommended vaccinations, such as the flu shot. Additional features include:
- Input height and current weight to track BMI
- Input historical medical and test information to track progress towards health goals
- View educational information on preventive care and testing needs
- English and Spanish content available
"Our goal is to provide a simple, free app to help families become better informed and keep track of all of the recommended health screenings and vaccinations," said Patrick Feeney, director, emerging trends, HCSC. "Healthy Family helps to lay the groundwork for a healthier future and provides families with useful information to make more informed health care decisions for themselves and their families."
About Health Care Service Corporation
Health Care Service Corporation is the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall, with nearly 16 million members in its Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. A Mutual Legal Reserve Company, HCSC is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. For more information, please visit HCSC.com, visit our Facebook page or follow us at www.twitter.com/HCSC.
SOURCE Health Care Service Corporation