While watchful eyes have been paying close attention to the weather forecast for Super Bowl weekend, another kind of forecast is being monitored by Sickweather, the world’s first real-time service that forecasts sickness and allows fans to self-report common illnesses, such as colds and the flu, based on their geographical location. After fans report illnesses at Sickweather.com, they’ll be able to schedule an online appointment at one of Community Health Network’s MedCheck locations for treatment. Appointments can be made via a smartphone through MedCheck WebAhead, a scheduling application.
“February is the height of cold and flu season in the U.S. and there will be plenty of Super Bowl patrons who won’t let a cough stop them from going to the big game,” said Graham Dodge, CEO & co-founder of Sickweather. “We’ll not only be tracking the impact of the Super Bowl on the health of Indianapolis, but also directing visitors and locals alike to the nearest MedCheck clinics, so they can get the help that they need.”
Community and Sickweather are placing reciprocal links on their respective web sites. Once on the Sickweather.com website, fans and visitors can see a Central Indiana map, along with the six MedCheck urgent care clinics located around Indianapolis. They can then automatically link to a quick and easy real-time appointment scheduling mobile application to book an appointment and avoid the wait.
“The Super Care Clinic, established by local healthcare providers and located in Super Bowl Village, is still the most convenient option for Super Bowl fans,” said Dan Rench, vice president of eBusiness at Community Health Network. “However, if they are staying with family and friends in surrounding areas of the city, our MedCheck WebAhead smartphone scheduling application can be a huge time saver.”
About Community Health Network
Ranked among the nation’s most integrated healthcare systems, Community Health Network is Central Indiana’s leader in providing convenient access to exceptional healthcare services, where and when patients need them—in hospitals, health pavilions and doctor’s offices, as well as workplaces, schools and homes. As a non-profit health system with over 100 sites of care and affiliates throughout Central Indiana, Community’s full continuum of care integrates hundreds of physicians, specialty and acute care hospitals, surgery centers, home care services, MedChecks, behavioral health and employer health services. To learn more, visit eCommunity.com or call 800-777-7775.
Sickweather is an online social health network and the world’s first real-time sickness mapping and forecasting server, currently available in a public beta release. For more information, please visit: http://www.sickweather.com.