Friday, April 1, 2011

Client News: Mobile Application Now Available For Des Peres Hospital

Source: Des Peres Hospital Press Relase

Des Peres Hospital today launched a mobile application to further connect the hospital to community members and increase access to health-related information.  The mobile application, powered by WorldLink, is available as a free download for iPhone™, iPad™, iTouch™, and Android™ products.
The application allows users to access:
  • ER Wait Time – launches mobile web browser to view hospital’s emergency room wait time;
  • Map and directions;
  • Call Us – a list of frequently-called hospital numbers;
  • My Data –  an area to list allergies, emergency contacts, important contacts, insurance information, medical history, physician contacts and medications;
  • First Aid Guide;
  • Health Library; and
  • Physician Finder – find a physician online
“Every day, people look for ways to manage their health care.  Mobile applications provide a convenient and easy way to access health-related information,” said Thomas E. Casaday, chief executive officer of Des Peres Hospital.  “We’re excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the community.”

A survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project reported that 17 percent of cell-phone owners have used their phone to look up health information, with young adults aged 18-29 (29 percent) and Hispanics (25 percent) as the top users.  In addition, a research2guidance report estimates that 1.4 billion people worldwide will have smartphones by 2015, and one in three people will have a health-related application on their phones. 

Click here to download for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touchor Search for “Des Peres Hospital” on the iTunes App StoreTM

Click here to download for Android
or Search for “Des Peres Hospital” on the Android MarketplaceTM

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