Cedars-Sinai launches Apple Watch app

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles has launched its application on the Apple Watch, making the hospital one of the few to offer an interactive app on the device.

“Whether patients are at one of our hospitals, medical offices or at home, our goal is to leverage technology to put their health records in their hands by meeting them where they are,” said Darren Dworkin, Cedars-Sinai Chief Information Officer.

The app, which is compatible with Apple or Android smartphones, serves a single platform for managing records, connecting with care teams and locating the nearest hospital or urgent care facility. Additionally, the Find a Doctor tool within the app gives users the ability to search for doctors based on condition, procedure or name.

“By expanding access to the Cedars-Sinai app on the Apple Watch, we can bring a whole new level of accessibility to our patients,” said Matthew Pufall, mobile product manager at Cedars-Sinai. “We invite staff to download and explore the apps, because our goal is to become ambassadors for the digital tools and innovative features Cedars-Sinai uses to improve the patient experience.”