Tampa, FL, June 19, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- South Tampa Immediate Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to put medical and facility information into the hands of smartphone users with iTriage® - a free mobile healthcare application. The increase in mobile phone subscriptions, specifically smartphones, has led the medical facility to expand its presence in the mobile community by providing on-the-go access to a variety of medical information.
To access iTriage, consumers can download the application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ devices, or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
Launching the iTriage application allows South Tampa Immediate Care to provide detailed information about its facility to residents and visitors in South Tampa and nearby communities. Mobile users can quickly and easily use the interactive technology of iTriage to:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes
· Find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities
“Investing in technology, particularly where patient communication is involved, is a priority for South Tampa Immediate Care,” said Arnold Ramirez, M.D., Medical Director for South Tampa Immediate Care. “iTriage enhances our ability to communicate with existing patients and reach out to new ones who utilize mobile devices as their primary communication tool.”
“Competition for the mobile user is heating up fast and South Tampa Immediate Care’s decision to partner with iTriage makes sense for this level of care,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “As more Americans adopt smartphones as their frontline communication tool, we look forward to helping mobile patients find quality medical facilities with iTriage, and help empower consumers with better access to healthcare information.”
About South Tampa Immediate Care
Established in 2008, South Tampa Immediate Care is a physician owned and operated urgent care facility located at 602 S. Howard Avenue. Immediate Care patients ages two years and older are treated for non-life threatening illness and injuries such as sore throats, colds and flu, asthma, broken bones, lacerations and workers’ compensation injuries. No appointment is needed and most insurance is accepted. South Tampa Immediate Care is a member of the Urgent Care Association of America (UCAOA). For more information about South Tampa Immediate Care, please visit http://southtampaimmediatecare.com.
Co-founded in 2008 by two emergency physicians, Healthagen LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO. iTriage, the company’s consumer mobile healthcare platform, offers a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers patients to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded iTriage on their mobile devices and thousands of healthcare providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit www.Healthagen.com.