iPhone Apps Help Travelers Navigate Healthcare Services in East and Southeast Asia

HTH Worldwide introduces Six New mPassport® Apps for iPhone and iPad

Aug 18, 2010, 09:04 ET from HTH Worldwide

RADNOR, Pa., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, announced today that it has launched six more mPassport® destination-specific iPhone applications for finding quality healthcare services in some of the top destinations in East and Southeast Asia for international business and leisure travelers: Tokyo, Shanghai, Manila, Singapore, Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City.  The first app to help travelers in need of medical services when they are abroad, mPassport is available in the iTunes App Store for downloading onto more than 100 million iPhones, iPads and iPod touches around the world.

With mPassport on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch you can

  • Use your smart phone or laptop to find a conveniently located, carefully-selected, English-speaking doctor or dentist and request an appointment
  • Use mapping and GPS functionality to find the shortest route to convenient care
  • Translate brand names for medications and key medical terms and phrases
  • Understand health risks and access the right emergency services

These features led HR Executive Magazine to recognize the mPassport mobile web site as a Top Human Resource Product of the Year. An early reviewer of the new downloadable mPassport app blogged, "This is a travel app every parent, brother or sister would want their family member to have on their iPhone or iPod touch while exploring the world." Early user reviews in the iTunes App Store are highly favorable.

"About half of all travelers who spend more than two weeks abroad get sick or injured, and we're there to help them when they need assistance," said Angelo Masciantonio, Chief Executive of HTH Worldwide.  "Travelers typically do not prepare for illness or injury when traveling abroad and when they need healthcare, they often don't know where to turn. Our mPassport apps make it simple to get quality care when it's needed far away from home."

You can find these apps in the iTunes App Store along with the existing apps covering these destinations:

  • Barcelona, Budapest, Dublin, Florence, London, Madrid, Paris, Prague, Rome, Vienna
  • Cape Town, Nairobi
  • Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, Quito
  • Bermuda, Nassau
  • Beijing, Hong Kong

To preview an mPassport app, click here. To see a video demo, click here.  

Please visit mpassport.com where subscribers can also access these services on a worldwide basis.

About HTH Worldwide

HTH Worldwide provides health insurance plans and global medical assistance services for business and leisure travelers as well as students abroad. HTH programs are distinguished by a contracted community of over 6,500 hospitals and doctors in 180 countries. HTH combines its health and safety research, advanced Internet and mobile applications, and extensive experience in designing and delivering international health insurance plans to ensure customers' health, safety and peace of mind. HTH was recently named one of North America's fastest growing companies in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500.  For more information, visit www.hthworldwide.com.

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