San Jose, CA, May 03, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose today announce their partnership with the company that developed the free smartphone medical application called iTriage®. The mobile application is available for all iPhone® and Android™ smartphones, and for all Web-enabled devices at www.iTriageHealth.com.
The two San Jose hospitals and seven sister facilities are partnering with Healthagen® on the iTriage mobile application to provide premier listings for HCA’s Far West Division facilities. Locally, this partnership puts the power of medical information at the fingertips of Silicon Valley residents. iTriage helps patients quickly find hospitals, urgent care centers, pharmacies and physicians. Patients use iTriage to connect with facilities and physicians who can treat medical problems from strains and back pains to complex neurological or cardiac conditions.
“Silicon Valley is the center of the iPhone universe. Our resident population is always on the move, and tens of thousands of business visitors are here every day. Wherever they go, iTriage® puts a doctor in the palm of their hand, helping them assess their symptoms and treatment options—and wherever they go in the US, it helps them find the closest emergency rooms and physicians who can meet their healthcare needs,” explained Paul Beaupré MD and Good Samaritan Hospital CEO.
Mike Johnson RN, CEO of Regional Medical Center said, “Choosing to expand our technological investment with iTriage to bring a greater virtual presence parallels what we are doing physically. Regional Medical Center is in the midst of one of the largest construction projects in our region, expanding healthcare access and options. Both of these advances help our hospital provide the best care to patients.”
“iTriage creates innovative and sustained engagement between those with medical ailments and the facilities and physicians that can treat those conditions. Healthagen welcomes Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Medical Center of San Jose to our growing list of medical providers who recognize the need to connect, in a meaningful way, with these smartphone users who have truly adopted on-the-go access to medical care,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Regional Medical Center of San Jose
Regional Medical Center of San Jose is a 214-bed acute care hospital in East San Jose offering services in neurosciences, cardiology, medical/surgical, orthopedics, cancer care and women’s and children’s health. Regional is a Level II Trauma Center, advanced Primary Stroke Center, certified Chest Pain Center and county-designated STEMI receiving center. For more information, go to www.regionalmedicalsanjose.com.
About Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital in the west valley is nationally recognized for acute and tertiary services, including cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, oncology, obstetrics and gynecology, Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, behavioral health and specialized surgery. Good Sam is an advanced Primary Stroke Center, certified Chest Pain Center, county-designated STEMI receiving center and accredited Comprehensive Community Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.goodsamsanjose.com.
Healthagen is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions and gives healthcare treatment facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage is a comprehensive and revolutionary smartphone application that helps consumers evaluate symptoms, find possible causes, learn about medical procedures and search for the most appropriate medical provider. Emergency medicine physicians developed iTriage and co-founded Healthagen – a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO.