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Florida Health Facility Locator Phone Apps

There hasn’t been a State Agency Databases activity report since 8/19/2012 because summer activity has been minimal.

Expect project activity to pick up in the next few weeks as we do our quarterly link check and update of state pages.

There was one change to the wiki this week I wanted to highlight here. It involves the production of mobile apps tied to a state agency’s database.

Florida has a healthcare facility database. Here’s it’s description from our Florida project page:

Facility Locator – “To locate a facility, begin by choosing a facility type using the drop down menu. Next enter a facility name, a city, zip code, and/or county, or choose a field office.” Also searchable by proximity to a specific street address. Facility types include: Abortion Clinic, Adult Day Care Center, Adult Family Care Home, Ambulatory Surgical Center, Assisted Living Facility, Birth Center, Cardiac Catheterization, Clinical Laboratory, Community Mental Health-Partial Hospitalization Program, Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility, Crisis Stabilization Unit, End-Stage Renal Disease, Forensic Toxicology Laboratory, Health Care Clinic Exemptions, Health Care Clinics, Health Care Services Pool, Health Maintenance Organization, Homes for Special Services, Home Health Agency, Home Medical Equipment, Homemaker & Companion Services, Hospice, Hospital, Intermediate Care Facility, Lithotripsy, Multiphasic Health Test Center, Nurse Registry, Organ & Tissue Procurement, Portable X-Ray, Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care, Rehabilitation Agencies, Residential Treatment Center, Residential Treatment Facility, Rural Health Clinics, Skilled Nursing Facility, Skilled Nursing Unit, Transitional Living Facility, Utilization Review.

When I visited the facility locator page, I found both an iphone and an Android phone app. Both apps appear to let you map facilities and get driving directions, if desired.

Given the situations where one might be looking for a medical facility, mobile apps appear to make sense.

If you’re aware of other state agency databases that have been “app-ified”, would you live a comment here? Thanks!

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