ROWLETT, TX (March 29, 2011) – Lake Pointe Medical Center recently 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™, iPod Touch™ and Android™. BlackBerry™ will be available in the next few months.
The application allows users to access:
ED 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 J. Eric Evans, chief executive officer of the Lake Pointe Health Network. “We are excited to offer this emerging technology to members of our local communities.”
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 your App for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, or Android, please visit the homepage at lakepointemedical.com
or To download for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch: Search “Lake Pointe Medical Center” on the iTunes App StoreTM
or To download for Android: Search for “Lake Pointe Medical Center” on the Android MarketplaceTM
ABOUT LAKE POINTE MEDICAL CENTER
Lake Pointe Medical Center is a 112-bed acute care hospital located at 6800 Scenic Drive in Rowlett. Lake Pointe Medical Center has been serving the residents of Rockwall, Rowlett, Royse City and the surrounding communities since 1987. The hospital provides a wide spectrum of medical services, including an emergency department with Fast Track services, a 14-bed intensive care unit, women's services, a Level II and Level III NICU, interventional cardiology, diagnostic imaging, and eight operating rooms. With a medical staff of over 400 physicians, Lake Pointe Medical Center provides most specialty services. The hospital holds CIGNA Center of Excellence Designations for Laparoscopic Gall Bladder Removal and Vaginal Delivery. The hospital is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission and a Level IV Trauma Center by the Texas Department of State Health Services. The hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency, licensed by the state of Texas and certified for participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. To learn more about Lake Pointe Medical Center, visit www.lakepointemedical.com.