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Cleveland Clinic Launches Mobile Web Site

Mobile Version of ClevelandClinic.org Provides Streamlined Access to Information for Patients and Visitors

4/19/10

Cleveland Clinic today launched a mobile version of its Web site at m.clevelandclinic.org to give patients and visitors with mobile phones easy access to finding doctors and other important information.

The mobile site offers a simple-to-use interface for streamlined access to information. It allows users to:

  • Search for doctors and specialists by name, location or department.
  • Find information on parking, hours of operation and directions for 80 facilities that provide Cleveland Clinic services, including regional, national and international locations.
  • Access a system-wide phone directory, as well as listings of amenities, including free shuttle buses and restaurants.
  • Look up terms in a medical dictionary.

ClevelandClinic.org is the most visited hospital Web site in the United States, according to online information services firm Experian Hitwise. It’s also among the top 100 most visited online sources of health information among Web users in the nation.

"Cleveland Clinic is continuously looking for ways to leverage technology to improve the experience for our patients and visitors,” said Paul Matsen, Cleveland Clinic Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. “As more of our online information seekers are turning to mobile technology, this version of our Web site will make it easier for them to communicate with our caregivers.”

The new mobile site is designed to work on Web-enabled phones, including Blackberry, iPhone, Droid and Windows Mobile. Users can access the Cleveland Clinic mobile site directly at m.clevelandclinic.org, or they will be automatically redirected to the mobile site from www.clevelandclinic.org when they enter the URL into their mobile phones.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic, located in Cleveland, Ohio, is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. U.S. News & World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. About 2,000 full-time salaried physicians and researchers and 7,600 nurses at Cleveland Clinic represent more than 100 medical specialties and subspecialties. In addition to its main campus, Cleveland Clinic operates nine community hospitals in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Florida, the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas and Cleveland Clinic Canada. In 2008, there were more than 4.2 million visits throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system and 165,000 hospital admissions. Patients came for treatment from every state and from more than 80 countries.

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