EMUrgent Care Connects Patients to Medical Information with Smartphone App

Mobile users have convenient, on-the-go access to symptom, disease and provider information in the palm of their hands with the free iTriage smartphone app.

Olney, MD, May 12, 2011 --(PR.com)-- EMUrgent Care announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities across the country reaching out to mobile consumers by launching the iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen®. The steady increase in mobile subscriptions and specifically smartphone use has led EMUrgent Care to expand its presence in the mobile community and provide convenient, on-the-go access to a variety of healthcare information.

To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores, or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.

Deploying the iTriage application allows EMUrgent Care to provide detailed information about its facility to residents and visitors in Sandy Spring, Olney, and surrounding communities. The interactive mobile technology of iTriage lets users quickly and easily do the following:

· Evaluate symptoms
· Find out about possible causes
· Learn about treatment options for their medical condition
· Get detailed facility information including specialties offered and hours of operation
· Access turn-by-turn directions to the closest, most appropriate point of care from their location or any location

“As more and more consumers use their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources and technology to make informed healthcare decisions,” said Dr. Tiffany McCalla, EMUrgent Care Medical Director. “EMUrgent Care’s partnership with iTriage provides the residents and visitors in our community with the tools they need to make quick, informed decisions about their medical care when time is of the essence.”

Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap that often exists between doctors and patients.

“When medical facilities put useful information in the palm of their patients hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek affordable care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their overall healthcare.”

About EMUrgent Care
EMUrgent Care urgent care center is located in the Olney - Sandy Spring, Maryland community. This unique clinic situated in a historic building in downtown Sandy Spring is dedicated to providing patients’ with compassionate, comprehensive and prompt care. EMUrgent Care offers area residents access to immediate medical treatment when they can’t get an appointment quickly with their regular doctor. EMUrgent Care Medical Director, Dr. Tiffany McCalla is a resident of Maryland and is certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. For additional information, hours of operation and directions please visit http://www.myemurgentcare.com.

About Healthagen
Healthagen, a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO, is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions. Co-founded by two practicing emergency physicians, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. Hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have also partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit www.Healthagen.com.

Marcia Noyes, PR Manager
EMUrgent Care
Andrea Barnett, 615.830.6650