A new app from the San Ramon Regional Medical Center will let people get into the emergency room quicker, monitor wait times and store important medical information.
The mobile application will also let people use their phones for additional access to medical information, something that's been growing over the last few years, according to hospital officials. The app is available as a free download for iPhones, iPads and Android phones as well, with a new app available soon for the BlackBerry.
The application allows users to access a map and directions, a list of frequently called hospital numbers, a first aid guide, physician finder and health library.
"Mobile applications provide a convenient and easy way to access health-related information," said Gary Sloan, chief executive officer of San Ramon Regional Medical Center. "We're excited to offer this emerging technology to members of the Tri-Valley 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 and Hispanics as the top users.
Download the app on your iPhone here; for androids, search for San Ramon Regional Medical Center on the Android Marketplace.