DeRidder, LA, September 23, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Beauregard Memorial Hospital announced today that they have expanded their presence in the growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® - a free consumer healthcare application that gives users quick and easy access to medical information. iTriage can be accessed through the app stores for iPhone® or Android® mobile devices or through any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
According to the most recent Nielson statistics, 40% of mobile consumers in the U.S. now own smartphones, with 50% adoption predicted by the end of this year. This growing consumer trend has lead Beauregard Memorial Hospital to reach out to the mobile users in the community by providing convenient access to information about its facility, services and a wide variety of healthcare information.
Schumacher Group, the nation’s third largest emergency and hospital medicine management firm, has brought iTriage to Beauregard Memorial Hospital. This state-of-the art technology gives residents and visitors in Beauregard and Vernon Parishes the resources to learn more about a specific medical condition and make informed decisions as to how and where to seek treatment. iTriage lets users:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about causes and treatment options
· Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
· Find detailed Beauregard Memorial Hospital information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions
“We are proud to offer the latest technology to our community, all of which reinforces our commitment to improving the patient experience,” said Ted Badger, FACHE, CEO, Beauregard Memorial Hospital. “iTriage allows us to provide more information about the services we offer and helps our patients make informed healthcare decisions when time is of the essence.”
“When healthcare providers put useful medical information into the palm of their patient’s hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek treatment for a medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, MD, 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 Beauregard Memorial Hospital
Since 1950, Beauregard Memorial Hospital has dedicated itself to providing quality care to the members of the Beauregard and Vernon Parishes and surrounding communities. As a 60-bed, not-for-profit rural hospital, BMH provides general medical and surgical care for inpatient, outpatient and emergency room patients. For more information about Beauregard Memorial Hospital, please visit http://www.beauregard.org.
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 http://www.Healthagen.com.