Welcome!

Wearables Authors: Liz McMillan, Elizabeth White, Scott Allen, Pat Romanski, Jnan Dash

News Feed Item

Strong Reception for Manhattan Pilot Prompts Pager to Announce Expansions Ahead of Plan

Also: Apple Core Hotels Becomes First Hotel Group to Recommend Pager to Guests

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pager, the mobile app for on-demand personal health care anywhere, today announced the expansion of its New York service -- including extended hours, more doctors, more ways to access the Pager network, and doctor visits to Brooklyn -- and that the innovative midtown Manhattan hotel group Apple Core Hotels has become the first to recommend Pager to their guests. The company also revealed the next cities in its nationwide rollout: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Chicago and Boston.

Pager logo

Some 67% of all primary care visits to emergency rooms and doctor's offices -- for illnesses such as upper respiratory distress, ear/nose/throat ailments, urinary tract issues and the flu -- don't need to happen there.

"Common conditions can be treated wherever the patient is, giving extraordinary convenience and avoiding an ER where there are long wait times and potential contact with sicker people who have contagious diseases," said Dr. Richard Boxer, Pager's chief medical officer. "Telephone and video consultations alone lack the face-to-face interaction that's so satisfying to both patient and doctor. Pager answers the call and gives patients the peace of mind that a board-certified primary doctor has provided excellent care."

Pager Patients Get Treated Faster

The mobile app has enjoyed a strong reception from patients, doctors, complementary care providers, and like-minded leaders in the shift to hyper-efficient, on-demand services.

Juan Gamboa, a research scientist and yoga instructor in Manhattan had a 104-degree fever and was contemplating going to the emergency room in June. "My friend recommended Pager. I got the app, did a quick call with the doctor, and then he came to my apartment. The doctor was great and gave me the prescriptions I needed. I felt much better the next day."

Pager doctors are board-certified primary care physicians currently practicing at local hospitals or healthcare facilities.

"Pager handles the administrative tasks around a consultation, so I am free to focus 100 percent of my attention on the patient," said Dr. Jasper Schmidt, who currently sees Pager patients in Manhattan and Brooklyn. "That means access to better, more personal care for my patients and less red tape for me."

Apple Core Hotels is a group of five midtown Manhattan hotels has long taken a leadership role in providing comprehensive complimentary services such as free WiFi, daily breakfast, fitness facilities and movies on-demand that create a premium guest experience.

"We are fortunate to be the first hotel company to introduce Pager to our guests," said Vijay Dandapani, President of Apple Core Hotels. "Finding a doctor while you are traveling can be a stressful experience and Pager truly simplifies the process, something we know the Apple Core guests will appreciate should they need medical care while staying with us. We are dedicated to understanding the needs of our guests, both business and leisure travelers, and pride ourselves on providing the latest services and amenities."

"Eliminating the frustration points for patients and the administrative burden for doctors means Pager is pure, personal healthcare on your schedule and at your convenience," added Pager cofounder Gaspard de Dreuzy. "We created Pager to provide access to care for everyone, anytime, anywhere. It's truly urgent care on wheels."

Among the expansions effective today:

  • The service is now available from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week.
  • Additional doctors to serve an expanded New York service area.
  • Referral relationships with doctor-search service BetterDoctor and Aetna's Wellmatch health care marketplace.

Pager is now available for Apple iOS devices, and will run on Android devices later this year. Daytime in-person visits are $199; and nighttime in-person visits are $299.

Pager delivers personal health care on-demand and anywhere. The location-based mobile app for Apple iOS devices connects doctors and patients needing acute, urgent care. Doctors in the Pager network are board-certified primary care physicians and specialize in emergency medicine, family practice, or internal medicine. They can perform diagnostic exams, physicals, prescribe medications, and order and interpret lab tests and x-rays. The service currently operates in Manhattan and Brooklyn and is expanding to additional cities throughout this year and 2015. Founded by former Uber engineer Oscar Salazar, seasoned entrepreneur Gaspard de Dreuzy, and venture capitalist Philip Eytan, Pager raised more than $4.5 million in initial financing from Lux Capital, Montage Ventures and private investors. For more information, see http://getPager.com or follow the company on Facebook/getPager or twitter @getPager.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140807/134634   
Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140807/134633

SOURCE Pager

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Roundee / LinearHub will exhibit at the WebRTC Summit at @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. LinearHub provides Roundee Service, a smart platform for enterprise video conferencing with enhanced features such as automatic recording and transcription service. Slack users can integrate Roundee to their team via Slack’s App Directory, and '/roundee' command lets your video conference ...
Digital transformation is too big and important for our future success to not understand the rules that apply to it. The first three rules for winning in this age of hyper-digital transformation are: Advantages in speed, analytics and operational tempos must be captured by implementing an optimized information logistics system (OILS) Real-time operational tempos (IT, people and business processes) must be achieved Businesses that can "analyze data and act and with speed" will dominate those t...
IoT is fundamentally transforming the auto industry, turning the vehicle into a hub for connected services, including safety, infotainment and usage-based insurance. Auto manufacturers – and businesses across all verticals – have built an entire ecosystem around the Connected Car, creating new customer touch points and revenue streams. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Macario Namie, Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper, will share real-world examples of how IoT transforms the car from a static p...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 19th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
The Transparent Cloud-computing Consortium (abbreviation: T-Cloud Consortium) will conduct research activities into changes in the computing model as a result of collaboration between "device" and "cloud" and the creation of new value and markets through organic data processing High speed and high quality networks, and dramatic improvements in computer processing capabilities, have greatly changed the nature of applications and made the storing and processing of data on the network commonplace.
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
SYS-CON Events announced today that ReadyTalk, a leading provider of online conferencing and webinar services, has been named Vendor Presentation Sponsor at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. ReadyTalk delivers audio and web conferencing services that inspire collaboration and enable the Future of Work for today’s increasingly digital and mobile workforce. By combining intuitive, innovative tec...
I'm a lonely sensor. I spend all day telling the world how I'm feeling, but none of the other sensors seem to care. I want to be connected. I want to build relationships with other sensors to be more useful for my human. I want my human to understand that when my friends next door are too hot for a while, I'll soon be flaming. And when all my friends go outside without me, I may be left behind. Don't just log my data; use the relationship graph. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Boyd, Engi...
IoT offers a value of almost $4 trillion to the manufacturing industry through platforms that can improve margins, optimize operations & drive high performance work teams. By using IoT technologies as a foundation, manufacturing customers are integrating worker safety with manufacturing systems, driving deep collaboration and utilizing analytics to exponentially increased per-unit margins. However, as Benoit Lheureux, the VP for Research at Gartner points out, “IoT project implementers often ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
If you’re responsible for an application that depends on the data or functionality of various IoT endpoints – either sensors or devices – your brand reputation depends on the security, reliability, and compliance of its many integrated parts. If your application fails to deliver the expected business results, your customers and partners won't care if that failure stems from the code you developed or from a component that you integrated. What can you do to ensure that the endpoints work as expect...
As ridesharing competitors and enhanced services increase, notable changes are occurring in the transportation model. Despite the cost-effective means and flexibility of ridesharing, both drivers and users will need to be aware of the connected environment and how it will impact the ridesharing experience. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Timothy Evavold, Executive Director Automotive at Covisint, will discuss key challenges and solutions to powering a ride sharing and/or multimodal model in the a...
Is your aging software platform suffering from technical debt while the market changes and demands new solutions at a faster clip? It’s a bold move, but you might consider walking away from your core platform and starting fresh. ReadyTalk did exactly that. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, will discuss why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and over a decade of audio conferencing product development to start an innovati...
WebRTC adoption has generated a wave of creative uses of communications and collaboration through websites, sales apps, customer care and business applications. As WebRTC has become more mainstream it has evolved to use cases beyond the original peer-to-peer case, which has led to a repeating requirement for interoperability with existing infrastructures. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Graham Holt, Executive Vice President of Daitan Group, will cover implementation examples that have enabled ea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Numerex Corp, a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating...
Fifty billion connected devices and still no winning protocols standards. HTTP, WebSockets, MQTT, and CoAP seem to be leading in the IoT protocol race at the moment but many more protocols are getting introduced on a regular basis. Each protocol has its pros and cons depending on the nature of the communications. Does there really need to be only one protocol to rule them all? Of course not. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, walk you through how Oct...
"My role is working with customers, helping them go through this digital transformation. I spend a lot of time talking to banks, big industries, manufacturers working through how they are integrating and transforming their IT platforms and moving them forward," explained William Morrish, General Manager Product Sales at Interoute, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
According to Forrester Research, every business will become either a digital predator or digital prey by 2020. To avoid demise, organizations must rapidly create new sources of value in their end-to-end customer experiences. True digital predators also must break down information and process silos and extend digital transformation initiatives to empower employees with the digital resources needed to win, serve, and retain customers.
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...