EMBARGOED UNTIL 4PM GMT // 11AM EST ON 14 DECEMBER 2010
London, UK and New York, NY, USA – d4, the UK non-profit organization committed to helping health professionals achieve productivity though mobile computing, and US-based Happtique, the first mobile app store designed specifically to meet the needs of health professionals, have signed a letter of intent that will bring d4.Happtique — an extended version of Happtique — to the UK.
The UK health market is crying out for innovation in technology, quite simply to put power in the hands of professionals. d4.Happtique will make it easier for UK health professionals to discover and use healthcare apps, bringing healthcare leaders, mobile industry innovators, application developers, content providers, and end users together to improve information flow.
The co-branded d4.Happtique app store will be intuitive and easy to use. Health professionals will access the store via the Web or through the d4.Happtique app installed on a smart phone or connected mobile device. Within d4.Happtique, users can access an extensive, carefully curated and well organized catalogue of healthcare and medical-related mobile apps. d4 is already in discussions with developers to allow d4 members to receive discounts on select premium apps through bulk purchasing agreements.
d4.Happtique’s operations will be launched in phases beginning in January, with the fully operational, multi-level, multi-device store available by mid-2011. d4 has begun identifying UK-specific healthcare mobile apps for the Happtique environment and encourages UK developers and publishers interested in selling their apps through the d4.Happtique store to contact d4 for details. UK health professionals interested in becoming d4 members can pre-register online at http://my.d4.org.uk.
“We’re thrilled that d4 is working with us to extend Happtique’s presence to the UK,” said Corey Ackerman, President of Happtique. “d4’s mission of improving patient care by placing modern technology in the hands of doctors, nurses and other health professionals is very similar to our own. By working together, d4 gains access to our innovative solutions giving everyone greater purchasing power. We’re excited to be working with d4 to improve the quality of health care while also lowering costs through this cross-Atlantic cooperation.”
“Teaming up with Happtique is a big win for UK health professionals,” said James Sherwin-Smith, CEO of d4. “Health professionals will be able to use their mobile devices to improve patient care while raising their own productivity. The Happtique store allows health professionals to find and download the apps relevant to their role, as part of d4’s commitment to deliver meaningful benefits to UK healthcare professionals that will improve patient care, safety and outcomes.”
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d4 is a non-profit organisation with registered charity status in England and Wales. Founded on the belief that better communication means better care, d4 aims to improve patient care by placing modern technology in the hands of doctors, nurses and other health care professionals. For more information please contact James Sherwin-Smith on 0845 686 3434 or visit the d4 website at http://www.d4.org.uk
Happtique is a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., the business unit of the Greater New York Hospital Association. Happtique has partnered with Ondeego, Inc. the leading provider of Mobile Application Management (MAM) solutions for the mobile-powered enterprise, to develop the first mobile application store designed by healthcare professionals to meet the specific needs of healthcare professionals. Happtique will offer a one-stop shop for healthcare and medical-related apps for Android, BlackBerry, and iOS. For more information please contact Brian Conway at 212-506-5477 or firstname.lastname@example.org.