Hospitals: There’s an App for That!

Story by Lindsey Chester

Cary, NC – There seems to be an application developed for everything these days. WakeMed has just developed one too.WakeMed hospital announced today their  introduction of an app for smartphones that enables users to locate the closest WakeMed facilities and search more than 1,000 physicians. Additional benefits  include the input of personal health and insurance information and  hospital news.

The application is compatible with Android and iPhones.

Turn-by-turn GPS directions are automatically generated from a user’s current location and touch-to-call phone numbers are listed for every facility.  For the convenience of patients and visitors, the app includes hospital floor plans and campus maps for easier navigation.

The Doctor Finder feature allows users to search more than 1,000 physicians representing nearly every specialty and subspecialty.  Health Profile and My Insurance sub-sections offer users the ability to store physician phone numbers, medications, photos of insurance cards and other personal health information.

The app also enables users to keep up to date on upcoming hospital events, news and current events by following the hospital’s blog, wakemedvoices.com, and Facebook feeds.

Anyone who has ever spent time in an emergency room will appreciate the inclusion of emergency room wait times. Wait times for the system’s five, soon to be six, emergency departments across Wake County will be added in the near future.

To download the app, visit the Android Market, iTunes Store or visit wakemed.org.

It’s not Angry Birds, but its a lot more useful!

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