Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region Goes Mobile

The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region (RQHR) has gone mobile with the launch of an RQHR mobile app button on October 4, 2012. RQHR partnered with the City of Regina to provide information about RQHR services to smart phone users.

“The Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region is working to provide innovative ways to provide access to Region information through mobile devices,” said Karen Bingham-Adams, executive director of RQHR Communications. “The Region recognizes the importance technology communications has in providing information, like flu clinic schedules and lists of doctors accepting new patients, to the public as they are on the go.”

“We are very excited by the addition of RQHR to the CityApp,” said Philippe Leclerc, City of Regina, Interactive Communications manager. “As our City grows, we continue to actively pursue new methods to communicate and to provide information in a transparent manner to our citizens. The continued innovation and growth of the CityApp shows there is a demand to receive information using new tools; demand by all citizens, old and new.”

RQHR is launching its mobile app button to include flu clinic information. The influenza immunization campaign will kick off on October 9 and mobile app users will be able to locate clinics in the palm of their hand and add the clinic to their smartphone calendar as a reminder.

Other RQHR features include important Region contact information, hospitals, medical clinics, community health centers and doctors accepting new patients. The app button features a map showing the user’s current location and the nearest hospitals and walk-in clinics within the Region.

The RQHR mobile app button, which is available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and Android can be accessed from the City of Regina CityApp.

For more information, contact:

Corynn Hubick
Communications Consultant – Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region
Tel: (306) 766-5289
Email: corynn.hubick@rqhealth.ca

Desirae Bernreuther
Media Relations Consultant – City of Regina
Tel: (306) 777-7486
Email: dbernreu@regina.ca

Source: RQHR