Smartphone users can access Emergency Department wait times
Needham, MA-Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham is now as close as your smartphone. The hospital has launched a mobile website which allows anyone with an iPhone, Android, or newer generation Blackberry to access Emergency Department wait times, directions and maps, plus information about all of BID-Needham's departments and their phone numbers. Users can even select a primary care physician right on their smartphone.
A recent study from the Pew Research Center shows looking for health care information is the third most popular online activity. "In this digital age people expect information in real time," said BID-Needham President and CEO John Fogarty. "Having a mobile site provides our communities with that information whether people are at home on their personal computers or out with their smartphones. It's our way of always staying connected with our patients and the community."
www.bidneedham.org on your smartphone to explore the new site.
About Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham
Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham (BID-Needham) is a licensed 58-bed acute care community hospital affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston. BID-Needham has served residents in Needham, Newton, Dedham, Dover, Medfield, Wellesley, Westwood and other surrounding communities for nearly 100 years. In 2002, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Deaconess-Glover Hospital formalized their long-standing, collaborative relationship with a direct affiliation. The two hospitals' emergency departments have been clinically integrated since 2000. The direct affiliation has facilitated the integration of staff and resources in other clinical areas such as hospital medicine (hospitalists), cardiology, radiology, general surgery, oncology and pathology. For more information please go to