Laramie, WY, September 17, 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. Urgent Care of Laramie, Care United Medical Center’s newest urgent care clinic announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities reaching out to mobile device users by partnering with iTriage® - a free healthcare application that provides smartphone toting consumers with critical health and medical information, anytime and anywhere.
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 ww.iTriageHealth.com.
Launching the iTriage® application allows Urgent Care of Laramie to provide residents and visitors in Laramie with the resources to help them make the most informed decision regarding medical care when unexpected illnesses and injuries occur. With iTriage®, users can do the following:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes and treatment options
· Obtain medical information for treatment of a specific condition
· Find specific medical facility information like services provided, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities
“Our partnership with iTriage reinforces our commitment to providing quality healthcare information and convenient access to the residents in our community,” said Justin Pierce, Marketing Director at Care United. “As more consumers rely on their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide the resources and technology to help them make informed decisions when minor injuries and illnesses occur.”
“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.”
About Urgent Care of Laramie
Conveniently located on E. Grand Ave. across from the Hampton Inn near the Laramie Recreational Center, Urgent Care of Laramie provides fast, quality healthcare in a comfortable, modern environment. Urgent Care of Laramie offers a lower cost alternative for treatment of non-life threatening illnesses and injuries and is open on a walk-in basis, seven days a week with extended hours. In addition to urgent care services, Care United provides family medicine, women’s health, occupational medicine and weight loss program services in a state of the art facility that includes a high tech x-ray department, self check in and wireless Internet access. Free student sports physicals and flu shots are available through the end of 2011 while supplies last. For more information about Urgent Care of Laramie or other Care United locations, please visit www.careunited.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.