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Methodist Healthcare has created its first app to help Mid-South residents determine which Methodist Hospital emergency room has the shortest wait time. This free iPhone app is available in the Apple App Store beginning Monday, January 24. It will provide the approximate time it will take to see a medical profession such as a doctor or nurse practitioner. To get to the ER even faster, the app uses Google Maps to show you the quickest route. In case of a life-threatening emergency, patients should call 911 or go to the closest emergency room where they will be seen immediately.
The iPhone app will make it easier to schedule a yearly mammogram by allowing women to view the next available appointment times for a screening mammogram along with the number to call to make an appointment. Additionally, it will provide location details for Methodist’s five adult hospitals.
“Social media gives us a direct way for Methodist to interact with people who can directly benefit from the services we provide,” explained Roc Johnson, director for web services at Methodist Healthcare. “By providing valuable, potentially life-saving information, this app is an asset for residents who live in and around Memphis.”
Methodist has also developed an Android version of this app, which is also free for people to download from the Android Market.