Doctors Hospital Launches iApps

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Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake 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, and iTouch 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 G. Scott Manis, chief executive officer of Doctor’s Hospital at White Rock Lake.  “We’re excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the White Rock 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 applications on their phones.

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