Moblie Application Now Available For Hahnemann University Hospital 
 
Tuesday, 30 August 2011 
 
 
August 25, 2011 (PHILADELPHIA, PA) – Hahnemann University 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 Android™, iPhone™, iPad™, iTouch™ and BlackBerry™ devices. 

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

“Hahnemann’s mobile application provides our patients a convenient and easy way to access health-related information and hospital resources,” said Michael Halter, chief executive officer of Hahnemann University Hospital. “We’re excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the greater Philadelphia community. We look forward to adding more applications in the near future.” 

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 Hahnemann’s mobile application please visit, www.hahnemannhospital.com  

About Hahnemann University Hospital

Hahnemann University Hospital is a 496-bed academic medical center at Broad and Vine Streets in Philadelphia, Pa.  The hospital is a tertiary care institution that specializes in cardiac services, heart failure and transplantation, OB/GYN, orthopedics, medical, surgical and radiation oncology, bone marrow transplantation, renal dialysis and kidney/pancreas/liver transplantation. In 2009, Hahnemann earned Magnet® designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®. Hahnemann is recognized by the American Heart Association as a leader in coronary artery disease and heart failure treatments. U.S. News and World Reports named Hahnemann among the top 50 Best Hospitals in the nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery in 2010 and 2011 and number 4 in the Philadelphia region, with twn medical specialties ranking “high performing.” The hospital performed one of the city’s first kidney transplants in 1963 and one of the first bone marrow transplants in 1976.  Hahnemann became Philadelphia’s first Level I Regional Resource Trauma Center for adults in 1986, and since then has been served by MidAtlantic MedEvac, an aeromedical transport program for critically ill patients. Hahnemann is proud to be the first hospital in Philadelphia to join with The Wellness Community of Philadelphia to offer onsite support and education services to cancer patients and their families. Hahnemann is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. An affiliate of Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital is part of Tenet Pennsylvania, which also includes St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children.

To learn more about Hahnemann, visit www.hahnemannhospital.com

 

 
 
 
 
 

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