FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fountain Valley Regional Hospital 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™, iTouch™ and Android™ products. BlackBerry™ products will be launched in May, 2011.
The application allows users to access:
- ER Wait Time – launches mobile web browser to view hospital's emergency room wait time
- InQuickER – allows user to register a time of a visit to hospital's emergency room;
- 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 Shawn Dewers, Chief Business Development Officer of Fountain Valley Regional Hospital. "We're excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the Orange County 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 smart phones by 2015, and one in three people will have a health-related application on their phones.
To download your App, please visit www.fountainvalleyhospital.com. Or, search for "Fountain Valley Regional Hospital" on the iTunes App Store™ to download for your iPhone™, iPad™, or iPod Touch™ or the Android Marketplace™ for Android™ phones.
About Fountain Valley Regional Hospital:
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center (FVRH) is a 400-bed acute care hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in Orange County, California. Serving the community for more than 30 years, the hospital's core services span Heart & Vascular Care, Spine, Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, and Women's and Children's services including labor and delivery, a Level III Neonatal ICU, a Pediatric Unit for sick kids and a Pediatric ICU for critically ill children, a Gestational Diabetes Program and a Center for Breast Care. FVRH also offers Surgical Weight Loss Services, a Diabetes Center, transfusion-free medicine and surgery, and 24-hour emergency care including an accredited Chest Pain Center and a certified Primary Stroke Center. To learn more, visit www.fountainvalleyhospital.com.
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SOURCE Fountain Valley Regional Hospital