PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 -- App increases access to health-related information for families
PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Christopher's Hospital for Children 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 AndroidTM, iPhoneTM, iPadTM, and iTouchTM. The hospital will add BlackBerryTM products in the near future.
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 Carolyn Jackson, chief executive officer at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. "We're excited to offer this emerging technology to families in the greater Delaware Valley and look forward to adding more applications in the near future."
The apps can be downloaded via mobile devices' app stores' with the key words "St. Christopher's Hospital for Children." Links have also been posted on the Hospital's website, stchristophershospital.com.
Since 1875, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children has been providing exceptional patient care and advancing new pediatric treatments through research and innovation. Through affiliations with Drexel University College of Medicine and Temple University School of Medicine, St. Christopher's is a teaching hospital helping to train the next generation of professionals in pediatric medicine.
The 189-bed hospital is committed to delivering high quality family- and patient-centered care to children from throughout the Philadelphia area and around the world. Its highly acclaimed programs include its Level I Pediatric Trauma Center; Level IIIC NICU, which is the highest NICU designation; Heart Center, Oncology/Transplant; as well as its Burn Center, which is the only dedicated pediatric burn center in the area. In 2009, St. Christopher's achieved Magnet status, which is one of the nation's highest forms of recognition for nursing excellence, and numerous St. Chris physicians were recognized in regional publications as being "Top Docs" in their fields.
To learn more about St. Christopher's, visit www.stchristophershospital.com. St. Christopher's can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/StChrisHospital or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/stchrishospital.