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HCA Delta Division Launches Smartphone App to Deliver Healthcare Information to Mobile Consumers, Anytime, Anywhere


New mobile acute care decision tool provides consumers with healthcare information wherever they need it.

New Orleans, LA, June 23, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Delta Division of HCA Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America), today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to put healthcare and provider information into the hands of smartphone users on iTriage®. Smartphone users can download the free iTriage application for their iPhone®, Android™ and Palm® smartphones at the app stores, and for all other Web-enabled devices at www.iTriageHealth.com. BlackBerry® smartphone users will soon have their own iTriage application, as well.

With the introduction of this premier level of service, HCA Delta Division joins the growing number of hospital systems across the country to utilize this interactive mobile technology, which allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes, and find appropriate locations for treatment. Residents, as well as visitors of Louisiana and Mississippi, now have immediate on-the-go access to healthcare and facility information from the following hospitals and medical facilities in HCA’s Delta Division:

* Dauterive Hospital
* The Regional Medical Center of Acadiana
* Garden Park Medical Center
* Tulane Medical Center
* Lakeview Regional Medical Center
* Women’s and Children’s Hospital, a Campus of the Regional Medical Center of Acadiana
* Rapides Regional Medical Center

“We take great pride in responding to advanced technology trends, and our partnership with iTriage reinforces our goal of increasing healthcare access and information to both residents and visitors in our communities,” explained Mel Lagarde, President and CEO of HCA’s Delta Division. “Adding the iTriage smartphone application to our growing array of technology innovations sets us apart from other medical facilities.”

Developed by emergency room physicians who wanted to put more healthcare information into their own patients’ hands, iTriage offers unprecedented convenience for those who need medical information anywhere and at anytime.

“Medical providers have begun to recognize the tremendous value of engaging with smartphone-toting consumers and HCA Delta Division’s hospitals and medical facilities are leading the way in the Delta states of Mississippi and Louisiana. Providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology speaks directly to a commitment to offering the best in their community. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this experienced hospital system as more Americans adopt smartphones as their frontline communications tool,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., Healthagen CEO, developer of iTriage.

About HCA Delta Division
Part of HCA Inc. (Hospital Corporation of America), the largest non-government hospital system in the country, HCA Delta Division’s network of state-of-the-art hospitals and treatment facilities offers the highest level of care in Louisiana and Mississippi. Primary, acute, tertiary and chronic care services offer a wide range of healthcare services that are provided by physicians and staff who have trained at the nation’s top medical and nursing schools. For more information about HCA Delta Division facilities, go to www.hcadeltadivision.com.

About Healthagen
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. For more information about iTriage, go to www.healthagen.com.

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Contact Information
Healthagen, LLC
Marcia Noyes, PR Manager
720-496-2219 or 303-877-4846
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www.iTriageHealth.com
HCA Delta Division
Mark Romig
Mark.Romig@hcahealthcare.net
504-284-8688

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