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Midwest’s Largest Health System uses iPhone App to Connect Patients and Physicians

As one of the nation's top 10 health systems, Advocate Health Care does more than provide top quality and compassionate care--it's also committed to using the latest technology to bring patients and physicians together. After being recognized eight times as one of the country's 100 most wired hospitals, Advocate has now turned to iPhone to launch its new App called Advocate Physician Finder.

Capitalizing on the iPhone's ease of use and popularity among consumers, the Advocate App allows users to search for Advocate physicians by location, specialty or insurance provider. Consumers also have access to detailed information about selected physicians and the ability to contact them directly or request an appointment right from their iPhone. Advocate is the only health system in Illinois to develop an iPhone physician finder App. 

"Through our focus on innovation and prevention, we are using technology to empower patients with resources and improved access to enhance their health," said Kelly Jo Golson, senior vice president, marketing and public affairs. "Advocate Physician Finder is a creative and consumer friendly way to connect our physicians with the patients, families and communities we serve."

The Advocate App is free-visit the Apple store and search Advocate Physician Finder to download.

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About Advocate Health Care
Advocate Health Care, one of the nation's top 10 health systems, is the largest fully integrated health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children's hospitals, five Level I Trauma Centers (the state's highest designation in trauma care), two Level II Trauma Centers, one of the area's largest home health care companies and one of the region's largest medical groups. Annually, Advocate Health Care trains more medical residents, students and fellows at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $462 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland in 2009.

Contacts:

Stephanie Johnson
Director
Public Affairs
Advocate Health Care
630.990.5165
Stephanie.Johnson@advocatehealth.com

 


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