DALLAS, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 iPhoneTM, iPadTM, and iTouchTM 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 Doctors 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 application on their phones.
To download your App, please visit www.doctorshospitaldallas.com
To download for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch:
Search "Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake" on the iTunes App StoreTM
About Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake
For more than 50 years, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake has provided exceptional healthcare to the people of East Dallas and beyond. The full-service, 218-bed community hospital includes more than 40 wide-ranging specialties, from cardiology and orthopedics to gynecology and obstetrics. The hospital also recently introduced a new women's imaging center, which offers patients access to advanced screening and diagnostic equipment.
Founded in 1959 as a community medical/surgical hospital, Doctors Hospital has earned numerous awards and accreditations over the years. It was one of the first hospitals in the Dallas metro area to receive accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and has also been awarded the American Heart Association's "Get With The Guidelines" Gold Performance Achievement Awards for Coronary Artery Disease and Heart Failure.
For additional information, visit www.doctorshospitaldallas.com or call 1-800-887-2525 to find a physician. Doctors Hospital is located at 9440 Poppy Drive in East Dallas.