Chicago, IL, July 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Michigan Avenue Immediate Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to put medical and facility information into the hands of smartphone users with iTriage. Smartphone users can download iTriage® at no cost for their iPhone® iPod Touch®, Palm® or Android™ smartphones through the app stores, or log onto www.iTriageHealth.com from any Internet-enabled device to access healthcare information.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Michigan Avenue Immediate Care joins the growing number of medical facilities across the country utilizing this interactive technology, which enables consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about the possible causes and find appropriate locations for treatment.
“Michigan Avenue Immediate Care’s philosophy is to provide extraordinary care to our patients,” explained James Runke, M.D. and Medical Director of Michigan Avenue Immediate Care. “Our partnership with iTriage compliments this by allowing us to provide the residents of our community all of the resources and information available to make informed decisions about their healthcare when time is of the essence.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and provides unrestricted access to important medical information. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers. With this addition, residents in the Chicago metropolitan area and nearby communities now have on-the-go access to Michigan Avenue Immediate Care details like contact information, hours of operation, facility capabilities and more.
“Michigan Avenue Immediate Care’s decision to partner with iTriage speaks directly to their belief in providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology. At Healthagen, we are leading the way in creating new opportunities for healthcare providers to engage with consumers by using integrated mobile technology and we look forward to working with Michigan Avenue Immediate Care to increase patient engagement,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Michigan Avenue Immediate Care
Conveniently located in the Loop at the corner of Michigan and Monroe Streets, Michigan Avenue Immediate Care provides treatment for acute or non-urgent medical problems with or without an appointment. Additional services include comprehensive occupational health services, student health services, travel medicine consultations and vaccines, and immigration medical exams. The facility features broad diagnostic capabilities including on-site x-ray services, and a fully equipped laboratory. For more information about Michigan Avenue Immediate Care, please visit www.MichiganAvenueImmediateCare.org.
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. To learn more about Healthagen, please visit www.Healthagen.com.