Champaign, IL, July 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- With U.S. smartphone ownership now topping 35% according to a recent Pew Internet study, more consumers than ever before are using their mobile devices to access information online. Christie Clinic recently increased its presence in the growing mobile market by partnering with iTriage®, a trusted source for personal healthcare information, to provide smartphone-toting consumers with critical health and medical information at their fingertips.
The free consumer iTriage health app gives residents and visitors in Champaign, Urbana, Danville, and surrounding communities immediate access to symptoms, diseases, treatment options and medical providers as well as current wait times at Christie Clinic’s four Convenient Care locations. Carle also uses iTriage to provide average ER wait times.
To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ mobile devices or access it through any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com. Wait time updates are also available from any web-enabled device on Christie Clinic’s website: www.christieclinic.com.
Launching the iTriage application at their four Convenient Care facilities allows Christie Clinic to provide mobile users with the resources to help them make the most informed decision as to the most appropriate healthcare facility for their medical condition. Users can also use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes and treatment options
· Access average wait times at Christie Clinic’s four walk-in Convenient Care locations
· Find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities
“As consumers increasingly rely on their smartphones for healthcare information, it’s crucial to provide the resources and technology to help them make informed decisions when injuries and illnesses do occur,” said Dr. William Pierce, Chief Medical Officer of Christie Clinic. “Our partnership with iTriage reinforces Christie Clinic’s commitment to providing quality healthcare information and access to our community.”
“When healthcare providers put useful medical information in the palm of their patient’s hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek affordable care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, CEO of 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 healthcare.”
Christie Clinic Convenient Care Locations
Christie Clinic Convenient Care on Windsor (Champaign)
1801 West Windsor Road
Champaign, IL 61822
Christie Clinic Convenient Care – County Market (Champaign)
2901 West Kirby Avenue
Champaign, IL 61821
Christie Clinic Convenient Care in Urbana
1710 East Windsor Road
Urbana, IL 61802
Christie Clinic Convenient Care in Danville
3545 North Vermilion Street
Danville, IL 61832
About Christie Clinic
Christie Clinic has been providing healthcare to the residents of central Illinois for 82 years. Four Convenient Care locations include evening and weekend hours, and no appointment is necessary. Christie Clinic’s Convenient Care locations treat non-emergency conditions including allergies and infections, abrasions and bruises, colds and flu and sprains and pains. For more information, please visit www.christieclinic.com.
About Healthagen, Developer of iTriage
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.