Clanton, AL, September 25, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- 40% of mobile consumers in the U.S. now own smartphones, according to the latest Nielson statistics, and the number of consumers using their mobile devices to access information online continues to grow daily. Today, Chilton Medical Center announced that they have increased their presence in the growing mobile market by partnering with iTriage®, a smartphone application developed by Healthagen®.
iTriage is a free consumer healthcare app that gives users quick and easy access to medical information along with directions to the closest treatment facilities from their location. iTriage can be accessed through the app stores for iPhone® or Android® mobile devices or through any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
Schumacher Group, the nation’s third largest emergency and hospital medicine management firm, has brought iTriage to Chilton Medical Center. This state-of-the art technology gives residents and visitors in Clanton the resources to make informed medical decisions and be directed to the most appropriate facility for their condition. Users can also use iTriage to:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes and treatment options
· Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
· Find detailed Chilton Medical Center information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions
“At Chilton Medical Center, we understand how important it is for the members of our community to access medical care and information quickly and conveniently,” said Anne Taddicken, Marketing Department Head, Chilton Medical Center. “Our partnership with iTriage allows us to connect with patients when they have an immediate need.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers.
“Chilton Medical Center’s decision to partner with iTriage speaks directly to their belief in providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology. At Healthagen, we are leading the way in creating new opportunities for healthcare providers to engage with consumers by using integrated mobile technology, and we look forward to working with this experienced hospital to increase patient engagement,” said Peter Hudson, MD, CEO of Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Chilton Medical Center
Chilton Medical Center is a Joint Commissioned accredited 60-bed hospital offering a range of services to meet the health care needs of Chilton County and surrounding communities. Leading specialists in Gastroenterology, Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Podiatry, Gynecology and other specialties compliment a core staff of highly qualified Internal Medicine and Family Practice physicians. For more information about Chilton Medical Center, please visit http://www.chiltonmedicalcenter.net.
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.