Frye Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that they have 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™ and Android™ products.
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
“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 Michael Blackburn, chief executive officer of Frye Regional Medical Center. “We’re excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the Greater Hickory 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 smartphones by 2015, and one in three people will have a health-related application on their phones.
To download your App, please visit our home page at www.fryemedctr.com.