Mobile App that Provides Emergency Room Waiting Time to Patients Receives Most Wired Award
TORONTO, ON, September 20, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Baptist Health South Florida's PineApp app provides patients unparalleled visibility into the waiting times of emergency rooms and urgent care facilities of this major health network. Both the iPhone and Android versions of the app were developed by Osellus and have received Hospitals & Health Networks magazine's 2011 Most Wired Innovator Awards. Patients can use their mobile phone to determine estimated waiting time for each facility and drive to the facility that offers a shorter wait time.
"PineApp is an integral part of our ongoing commitment to improve the quality of care at a lower cost for our patients," said Petter Melau, Project Lead at Baptist Health. "Our patients use the app to decide which facility they should visit and what kind of a wait time they can expect from the emergency room and urgent care services of that facility when they arrive. In effect, we are load balancing our system while improving patient care."
"Baptist Health South Florida's PineApp is a clear example of how mobile apps are opening a new vista in the health services sector," said Omid Hodaie, CEO of Osellus Mobile.
PineApp has received a 5-star user rating in the iTunes App Store and a 4.5-star rating in the Android Market. The app was developed using Osellus Mobile's M-compass app development methodology. "We selected Osellus as our development partner and our detailed selection process has been validated by the results they have produced," said Melau.
The app can be downloaded from iTunes App Market at http://tiny.cc/52qcd or Android App Market at http://tiny.cc/znudp. Hospitals & Health Networks magazine article can found at http://tiny.cc/06hay.
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