Hilton Head 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 iPhone™, iPad™, iTouch™ and Android™ products.
The application allows users to access:
- 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 Mark T. O’Neil, Jr., president and chief executive officer of Hilton Head Hospital. “We’re excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton 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, please visit www.hiltonheadregional.com
To download for your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch:|
Search “Hilton Head Hospital on the iTunes App StoreTM”
To download for Android
Search for “Hilton Head Hospital on the Android MarketplaceTM”
The mobile application, powered by WorldLink, will be available as a free download for BlackBerry™ products mid-summer 2011.