OhanaLink Technologies Launches New Mobile Communication Tools
Pennsylvania-based Healthcare Technology Company enhances product offerings to connect patients and families during the COVID-19 pandemic
Pennsylvania-based healthcare technology company, OhanaLink Technologies™, today announced the launch of a new mobile app, OhanaLink™, featuring a suite of consumer-focused healthcare communication solutions. The new app is the second mobile app developed and introduced to the market this year. The unique mobile technology is designed to connect patients and families privately and securely by introducing new social channels that enhance communication - especially important considering the COVID-19 pandemic. OhanaLink includes two dedicated waiting rooms; a general-purpose product supporting those dealing with healthcare events and an infant through adolescent product to help families when a child is experiencing an illness, surgery, disease or injury and needs short- and/or longer-term care.
Stated Kara Wasser, CEO and founder, “We believe that at the very center of our lives is our family, or our “ohana”, the Hawaiian term meaning family. It is whose support many of us seek when faced with significant health events. Our products help families connect and communicate and that’s why we are excited to introduce our easy-to-use mobile technology that offers a new way for families to communicate directly when our loved ones need us most.”
OhanaLink Health™ – The mobile solution that privately connects patients and families
With OhanaLink Health, users create a private waiting room, invite selected guests, and send messages to everyone at the same time without the chaos of group texting and chats found in other social media or communication channels.
OhanaLink Health connects patients or someone in their care to those they elect to receive the most current and accurate information available on the patient’s health status all at the same time. Special product features include private, real-time chats and updates within selected
waiting rooms, in-app shopping for gift cards and other gift items, a health planner, and access to a library of health resources. Also, users can send well wishes such as “virtual” cards and flowers directly through the app to patients. For more information, visit www.ohanalinkhealth.tech.
OhanaLink Health Kids™ – The mobile solution that supports families and children
When forced to face a health-related issue as a family, having the tools and resources to communicate and stay connected are invaluable – especially during the pandemic. OhanaLink Health Kids is a new mobile waiting room that offers the connectivity to communicate and collaborate in a private community, when even the youngest patients need support. OhanaLink Health Kids provides a private, secure mobile communication solution for families for when young patients; newborns, infants through adolescents, may be experiencing either short-or long- term health issues, surgery, illnesses, or diseases.
With OhanaLink Health Kids, users create a private waiting room, invite guests, and deliver messages to everyone at the same time without the chaos of group texting and chats found in other social media or communication channels.
OhanaLink Health Kids allows family members to share the most current and accurate information available on their child’s health status and is a tool to aid patients and guests through the communication challenges associated with the pandemic including limited visitation in healthcare facilities and offices. Features include updates and chats available between family members in a secure virtual community, a convenient, a one-stop shop feature designed to make gift giving quick and easy, a library of resources providing health and wellness information, the ability to send virtual get well cards and stickers directly to the child to let them know that family and friends are thinking of them, and a planner that gives updated schedules of important dates and appointments. For more information, visit www.ohanalinkhealthkids.tech.
Wasser continued, “Our first in market technology offers the perfect communication tools to aid patients and guests through the communication challenges associated with the pandemic, including limited visitation in healthcare facilities and offices. Whether the needed care is in an emergency room, inpatient setting, outpatient center, or ambulatory surgery center, OhanaLink Health Kids is an easy-to-use solution for families experiencing stressful health situations.” She concluded, “Whether you are sharing a single chapter in life’s journey, or are experiencing a longer-term medical or health-related event, OhanaLink is the one mobile app that keeps you connected through all health-related stages of your life.”
The development company was created by founder and CEO, Kara Wasser, bank executive turned entrepreneur, who saw the need to directly connect families and patients during a healthcare event or episode. After missing the birth of her niece, Wasser set out to create mobile technology solutions that bridge the gaps in healthcare communication. OhanaLink Baby™, the first mobile app in the market for expectant parents and families, launched in June of this year. Expectant parents can use the mobile app to connect with their closest circle of family and friends before, during, and after labor and delivery and allows them to share their pregnancy journey privately while creating a memorable experience they can cherish well after delivery. For more information, visit www.ohanalinkbaby.tech
The OhanaLink app is available for download on either the Apple Store or Google Play and offers OhanaLink Baby, OhanaLink Health and OhanaLink Health Kids waiting rooms. Users pay a monthly subscription fee.