News | November 1, 2012

Nathan Adelson Hospice Becomes National Leader In ‘App' Development For Healthcare Organizations

Nathan Adelson Hospice, the largest non-profit hospice in Nevada, has put itself on the technology and communications map in an effort to assist referral based practices nationally. The local hospice has become the first one to develop and sell a “customized app” for healthcare organizations.

The app, called iRefer DR, can be used by anyone in healthcare that has a referral-based business. With more than 80 percent of doctors owning an iPhone, iPad or Android device and 40 percent of healthcare providers expected to purchase one in the next six months, apps are becoming increasingly popular to facilitate health care processes.

“The app we had developed for Nathan Adelson Hospice worked so well for us, that we decided to customize it and sell it to other hospices and healthcare organizations,” said Nathan Adelson Hospice Vice President for Development Karen Rubel.

iRefer DR customizable features include:  company logo and brand; and “About”, "News", “FAQ” and "Patient Information" tabs.  After the customization of the app, it is registered in the Apple Store and Android Marketplace searchable by the name of the organization. Startup support and training, content data hosting and ongoing maintenance and content management support are also provided.

For referral-based businesses, the patient referral feature streamlines the referral process by allowing doctors to send a referral directly to the recipient electronically, without a phone call or fax. The complete iRefer DR app package is $5,000, and the mobile referral component alone is $2,500.

About Nathan Adelson Hospice
Nathan Adelson Hospice, the trusted partner in hospice care for more than 30 years, is the largest non-profit hospice in Southern Nevada, caring for an average of 400 patients daily. In 1978, Nathan Adelson Hospice began providing home care hospice service in Southern Nevada with the mission to offer patients and their loved ones with comprehensive end-of-life care and influence better care for all in the community.  In 1983, Nathan Adelson Hospice opened an in-patient hospice in Las Vegas, and today the hospice is recognized as a national model for superior hospice care.

The mission of the hospice is to be the hospice of choice, employer of preference, training center of excellence, and the community’s trusted partner for comprehensive end-of-life care. Its vision is simple: no one should end the journey of life alone, afraid or in pain. The hospice also is home to The Center for Compassionate Care, a non-profit counseling agency providing individual, group and family counseling services to address grief, loss and issues related to surviving life-threatening illnesses. For more information, visit

Source: Nathan Adelson Hospice