EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center Uses Smartphone Technology to Connect Patients with Emergency Care

Local stand-alone emergency room uses iTriage to reach Mobile Smartphone users

Houston, TX, March 18, 2010 --(PR.com)-- EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to promote its free-standing emergency room through the iTriage® application. Users can download the free iTriage application for their iPhone® and Android™ phones through the app stores, or log onto www.iTriageHealth.com from any Internet-enabled device to access care and healthcare information from the palm of their hand.

With the introduction of this premier level of service, EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center is the first Texas emergency center to utilize this interactive technology, which enables consumers to evaluate symptoms, learn about possible causes and find appropriate locations for treatment. When a family member suddenly shows signs of bronchitis or has an unexpected injury, the iTriage application can help users quickly make informed decisions about the most appropriate point of care.

“As a free-standing Emergency Room, EliteCare can provide everything a Hospital ER can, but in a fraction of the time,” said Greg Gossett, Marketing Director for EliteCare. “We saw a great opportunity to let consumers know our capabilities at EliteCare by teaming with iTriage. A lot of medical issues happen on the go these days and as an Emergency Room we felt it was essential in staying ahead of the curve to embrace this technology. iTriage makes it fast and easy for consumers to make informed medical decisions by putting a vast amount of information at their fingertips.”

Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers. With this addition, the greater Houston area community now has on-the-go access to valuable EliteCare Emergency Center details like contact information, mapping, quality reports and facility capabilities.

“EliteCare Emergency Center’s decision to partner with iTriage speaks directly to their belief in providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology. We look forward to a truly flourishing partnership with this stand-alone emergency center. As more Americans adopt smartphones as their frontline communication tool, healthcare providers like EliteCare are embracing this mobile trend for searches and content consumption.” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.

About EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center
Centrally located inside Loop 610 in Bellaire, EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center is more than just an urgent care. As a complete emergency room staffed with board certified ER Physicians, EliteCare is opened 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing the same emergency and urgent care that one would receive in a hospital ER.

About Healthagen
Healthagen is a developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions and gives healthcare treatment facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage helps consumers evaluate symptoms, lists potential diagnoses and provides access to appropriate treatment locations. Emergency medicine physicians developed iTriage and co-founded Healthagen – a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO.

iTriage Resources:
Search iTriage website at www.iTriagehealth.com
See iTriage Demo at www.healthagen.com
Download iTriage at the Apple app store or Android Marketplace
Follow iTriage on Twitter - - @iTriage

EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center Resources:
Search EliteCare website at http://elitecareemergency.com

Healthagen, LLC
Marcia Noyes, PR Manager
720-496-2219 or 303-877-4846
Greg Gossett, Marketing Director
EliteCare 24 Hour Emergency Center