North Shore-LIJ Launches Mobile Website to Provide Easier Access for Patients on the Go

GREAT NECK, N.Y. & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The North Shore-LIJ Health System and Element115.net announced the launch of a mobile version of the NSLIJ Health System's corporate website -- www.northshorelij.com -- utilizing the web technology solution of Element115.net. The mobile website, offered as part of Element115.net's healthcare technology platform, delivers a greatly improved experience for website visitors using a mobile device such as a Blackberry, iPhone or Palm.

The new platform on www.northshorelij.com enables mobile web users to quickly retrieve address information, phone numbers, directions and maps to North Shore-LIJ's 14 hospitals and other facilities throughout the New York area, as well as phone numbers and addresses for more than 7,000 doctors affiliated with the health system.

In April 2009, there were 59 million US mobile web users, according to Nielsen Mobile. "Smart phone access to the web has not always been the best user experience," said Venkatesh Korla, President of Element115.net, which has been partnering with North Shore-LIJ on web solutions since November 2008. "If a site is designed for the mobile device visitor, the content is more focused and much easier to navigate."

"If you're in transit and you need to find the nearest emergency room for yourself or a loved one, accessing online information quickly can save precious time," said Jeffrey Kraut, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing at North Shore-LIJ. "This new web platform enables Blackberry or iPhone users to rapidly key in information and easily retrieve the location and phone numbers of North Shore-LIJ's 14 hospitals, without the long delays that typically occur when you try to open websites on mobile devices."

The mobile website that went live on October 30, 2009, is the latest feature of North Shore-LIJ's new corporate website, which launched in September 2009 on Element115.net eHealth Accelerator and FatWire Content Server content management platform. "The mobile site is a natural extension of our web presence and supports our web strategy of improving the healthcare consumer experience," added Mr. Kraut.

About North Shore-LIJ Health System

The nation's third largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system, the North Shore-LIJ Health System cares for people of all ages throughout Long Island, Queens and Staten Island -- a service area encompassing more than five million people. The health system consists of 14 hospitals, 18 long-term care facilities, The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, three trauma centers, five home health agencies, a hospice network and dozens of outpatient centers. In addition, North Shore-LIJ is partnering with Hofstra University to develop a new medical school. North Shore-LIJ's owned facilities house about 5,000 beds, employ about 10,000 nurses and have affiliations with more than 7,000 physicians. Its workforce of about 38,000 is the largest on Long Island and the ninth largest in New York City. For more information, visit www.northshorelij.com.

About Element115.net

Element115.net is a national eHealth solutions company with expertise in information technology and healthcare marketing strategies. Utilizing FatWire Content Server, Element115.net provides a healthcare content management system solution for consumer and internal websites and portals called eHealth Accelerator and a suite of web applications called iCareTools. Element115.net provides consulting, strategy and deployment of content management systems and healthcare web-based application development. For more information please visit www.Element115.net.

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