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Hamilton Health Sciences Launches App
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Hamilton Health Sciences App Now Available in the AppStore

Hamilton, ON – July 5, 2012 - Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) brings patients and visitors the convenience of instant information with its new Hamilton Health Sciences App for iPhone and iPod touch, available now on the App Store. The app is designed to enhance the hospital experience for patients and visitors, whether their visit is planned or unexpected.

The Hamilton Health Sciences App features information about each of Hamilton Health Sciences’ six hospital sites and cancer centre, including: parking, services, clinics, coffee and gift shops, maps and the latest news.

“We rely more and more on iPhone and iPod touch for quick and instant information," says Mark Farrow, vice president and chief information officer at Hamilton Health Sciences. "As leaders in health care and healthcare information technology, the new app is a way for us to interact with patients on a whole new level. We feel it sets a new standard and is beneficial for the patient, because they can use it to quickly connect to our hospital’s services.”

Features include:

• The ability to pinch and zoom for easier readability
• Real-time information on hospital services and news
• A hospital phonebook directory with one tap connection to extensions
• GPS-enabled maps with pinpoint location

As a regional centre of excellence for many programs including trauma, cancer, cardiac, stroke, and children’s care, Hamilton Health Sciences serves many patients and visitors from outside the Hamilton area. The Hamilton Health Sciences app can be downloaded prior to or during a hospital visit, allowing patients and visitors visiting for the first time to familiarize themselves with their surroundings.

The Hamilton Health Sciences App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch and at www.itunes.ca/appstore. Click here to learn more.

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Hamilton Health Sciences is a family of six unique hospitals and a cancer centre, serving more than 2.3 million residents of Hamilton and central west Ontario. Hamilton Health Sciences is the second largest hospital in the province and the regional centre for burns, trauma, cardiac, stroke, neurosurgery, pediatrics, digestive diseases, high-risk obstetrics, cancer, orthopedics and rehabilitation services. With a staff of more than 10,000, the hospital is the largest employer in Hamilton. As an academic teaching hospital with more than 1,200 beds and an affiliation with McMaster University and Mohawk College, Hamilton Health Sciences is committed to providing exemplary health care for the people and communities we serve and advancing excellence in education and health research.

For more information:

Jennifer Kramer
Public Relations and Communications
Hamilton Health Sciences
905.870.3501
kramerj@hhsc.ca
Hamilton Health Sciences • Hamilton, Ontario • 905.521.2100

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