Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, iamsick guides patients to the nearest open clinic, urgent care centre, hospital emergency room, or pharmacy.
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) May 26, 2014
iamsick.ca, the app that helps Canadians access healthcare, is extending its reach beyond Ontario with support from its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. The company will select the next province to blanket with app coverage based on crowdfunding milestones. Contributions will be used to fund expansion into the provinces with the highest crowdfunding participation.
Accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone, iamsick guides patients to the nearest open clinic, urgent care centre, hospital emergency room, or pharmacy. The app also helps patients find healthcare providers who speak their preferred language.
"More than 700,000 Canadians need an interpreter due to language barriers in healthcare," said iamsick.ca co-founder Ryan Doherty. "Our app quickly shows nearby pharmacists or physicians who speak one of 25 languages. We are expanding the list of languages and working with organizations that support refugees and new Canadians to help them benefit from our service."
Operating successfully in Ontario since the fall of 2012, iamsick displays the nearest healthcare options - including hours and contact info for nearby clinics, pharmacies and hospitals through its app that simplifies the search for same-day health care.
The company's goal is to expand quickly province by province until the entire country is serviced by the app. The modest Indiegogo goal of $9,000 will trigger the first province expansion with additional provinces being added as the funding increases. $90,000 raised will lead to Canada-wide coverage by September 2014.
The free iamsick app is available for BlackBerry 10, iPhone & Android. For more information, visit the iamsick.ca crowdfunding campaign page on Indiegogo.
Established in 2012 at the University of Toronto, iamsick.ca delivers a curated listing of all ERs, urgent care centres, walk-in clinics, and pharmacies in Ontario. The listings are instantly accessible on computers and mobile devices via iamsick's nearest options mapping service. In 2013 the iamsick app was recognized as one of the best mobile health apps at the National Canadian e-Health conference. For more information, please visit iamsick.ca.