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June 25, 2014updated 01 Oct 2021 7:07am

Canadian healthcare provider launches mobile app to help patients locate hospitals

Canadian healthcare services provider William Osler Health System (Osler) has launched the 'HosNav' mobile app to help patients and visitors locate its hospitals.

By Pondari PremSai

Mobile App

Canadian healthcare services provider William Osler Health System (Osler) has launched the ‘HosNav’ mobile app to help patients and visitors locate its hospitals.

The free app is said to act as a guidebook for patients and visitors during their experiences at Brampton Civic Hospital and Etobicoke General Hospital.

A winning entry in Osler’s national student ‘Kiss My App’ contest, HosNav features a useful navigation tool, which is designed for mapping out Osler’s hospitals route and parking information.

The app also includes a feature that helps users to see what preparation is required before most hospital diagnostic tests.

Osler president and CEO Matthew Anderson said the first-ever mobile app would bring an opportunity to improve the hospital experience for its patients and visitors.

"The app is just one part of an organization-wide effort to ensure the voice of the patient is incorporated in everything we do."

"In this digital age, more and more people are using their smartphones as maps, day planners and research tools," Anderson said.

"By combining these features in our HosNav app, we hope to relieve some of the apprehension patients may experience before coming into the hospital and help them to more easily navigate their Osler experience."

Osler people, service and performance executive-vice president Lori Diduch said HosNav would be helpful for thousands of patients and visitors who come through hospitals every day.

"The app is just one part of an organization-wide effort to ensure the voice of the patient is incorporated in everything we do," Diduch said.

"We look forward to seeing what this app will do for our patients and visitors."


Image: HosNav has won Osler’s national student app contest, Kiss My App. Photo: courtesy of CNW Group/William Osler Health System Foundation.

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