Bryn Mawr, PA, June 25, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Main Line Health today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to promote its four acute care hospitals on iTriage® -- a free, consumer smartphone application for iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ and Palm® users, and also for all Web-enabled devices at www.iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Main Line Health joins a growing number of medical providers in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States to utilize this interactive mobile technology to provide their specialties, recognitions, videos and social media links. The app also allows users to:
- Search medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes
- Find appropriate locations for treatment
Those residing in suburban Philadelphia now have immediate on-the-go access to providers, procedures and facility information from all Main Line Health system facilities some of which include:
- Bryn Mawr Hospital in Bryn Mawr
- Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood
- Paoli Hospital, in Paoli
- Riddle Hospital, in Media
“By providing detailed information about our hospital facilities on iTriage, we broaden our reach to the smartphone users needing healthcare information,” explained Main Line Health’s Web Center Director, Mark Mistysyn. “We’ve been watching the growing number of smartphone users and decided to place our information on iTriage due to their broad platform range that gives us touch points with the majority of those users.”
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.
“Competition for the U.S. mobile smartphone user is heating up fast in Pennsylvania and Main Line Health’s decision to partner with iTriage shows that it’s on the leading edge of this communication trend,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen. “We look forward to seeing how iTriage benefits patients looking for quality healthcare in Eastern Pennsylvania by driving them to Main Line Health for their medical needs.”
About Main Line Health
Main Line Health is suburban Philadelphia's most comprehensive healthcare resource, offering a full range of medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric and emergency services.
Four of the region’s most respected acute care hospitals form the core of Main Line Health. Those hospitals include, Lankenau, Bryn Mawr, Paoli and Riddle—as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital. We're especially recognized for our cardiac, orthopedic, oncology, rehabilitation and women's clinical services.
In addition, Main Line Health trains more than 100 interns, residents and fellows annually from medical schools throughout the country. We are actively involved in numerous scientific research studies, many of which are funded by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more about Main Line Health at www.mainlinehealth.org.
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. Learn more information about Healthagen at www.Healthagen.com or take a tour of iTriage at www.iTriageHealth.com.