New Mobile App Enables Blue Cross of Idaho's Members to Better Manage Their Healthcare and Simplifies Access to Key Coverage Information and Services
ALISO VIEJO, CA AND ORLANDO, FL--( April 28, 2015) - UST Global, a leading digital services company for Global 1000 enterprises, along with Kony, Inc., the leading enterprise mobility company, announced today that they have launched a new mobile app for Blue Cross of Idaho members.
The new mobile app, which was released on March 23, 2015, allows Blue Cross of Idaho members to have greater control over their healthcare finances. It's all part of the healthcare industry's transformation into a digitally driven era, and digital tools such as Blue Cross of Idaho's app are an important part of an overall move towards patient-centered healthcare management.
With this new app that is available through Apple Store and Google Play, members are now able to conveniently and quickly access information they need to manage their healthcare services using any mobile device, any time and anywhere. For example, they can use this app to:
- Search for urgent care facilities nearby
- Find an in-network doctor
- Access healthcare information -- benefits, member ID cards, and deductibles for themselves and their dependents.
"At Blue Cross of Idaho, our priority is always our members, and this new mobile app is just one way we're working to give members information about their healthcare coverage and related costs up front so they can make informed decisions," said Dave Jeppesen, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Blue Cross of Idaho. "We are thrilled with the hard work UST Global did to make the project a success."
"We're proud to be part of Blue Cross of Idaho's initiative to offer greater transparency in healthcare solutions and services for its members," said Sajan Pillai, CEO of UST Global. "With UST Global and Kony's expertise in healthcare, this is the start of great things to come for both patients and doctors."
UST Global's healthcare practice designed and built the mobile app on Kony's industry-leading mobility platform and tailored for patients using a variety of form factors, such as PC, Android and iOS devices. In addition, this mobile app provides Blue Cross of Idaho members with the most enhanced user experience for both Android and iOS.
"At Kony, we're committed to helping organizations around the globe better leverage the power and impact of mobile applications to transform the healthcare industry," said Dave Shirk, president of Products and Marketing, Kony, Inc. "We have helped many leading global healthcare groups successfully deliver innovative mobile apps, and it's exciting to partner with UST Global and Blue Cross of Idaho to develop and deliver this new app to greatly enhance the mobile experience for its members."
For two years in a row (2013 and 2014), industry analyst firm Gartner placed Kony in the "Leaders" quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Mobile Application Development Platforms. Kony also received the highest scores in 3 out of 4 use cases in Gartner's Critical Capabilities for Mobile Application Development Platforms report. In addition, Kony was recognized as "One of the Best Platform Solutions for the Enterprise" amongst Mobile Application Development Platform providers: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting a Mobile App Development Platform Solution, 2015-16.
About UST Global
UST Global is a leading digital technology services company that provides powerful solutions for Global 1000 companies. UST Global's mission is to lead companies through critical digital transformations to drive higher business value. UST Global specializes in six next generation digital services -- design, cyber security, mobile, social, analytics and cloud. Powered by the mantra 'fewer clients, more attention', UST Global strives for excellence in providing their clients high quality services and a commitment to long-term success. Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, UST Global has over 15,000 associates; operating in 25 countries across four continents.
About UST Global
Kony is the fastest growing, cloud-based enterprise mobility solutions company and an industry leader among mobile application development platform (MADP) providers. Kony empowers today's leading organizations to compete in mobile time by rapidly delivering multi-edge mobile apps across the broadest array of devices and systems, today and in the future. Kony offers ready-to-run business mobile apps to help organizations better engage with customers and partners, as well as increase employee productivity through mobile device access to company systems and information. Powered by Kony's industry-leading Mobility Platform, enterprises can design, build, configure, and manage mobile apps across the entire software development lifecycle, and get to market faster with a lower total cost of ownership.
Kony was also honored in the Mobile Star Awards for achievements in enterprise application development, named the first place winner in CTIA's MobITs Awards in the Mobile Applications, Development & Platforms category, and included on the Inc. 500|5000 list of fastest growing private companies in America. For more information, please visit www.kony.com. Connect with Kony on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
About Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho, a not-for-profit mutual insurance company, is a leader in delivering innovative health insurance products, services, and information to more than 800,000 members.
For 67 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of Idaho through support of community organizations, programs, and events that promote good health. Blue Cross of Idaho is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit bcidaho.com for more information.
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