Fulton, MO, October 27, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- In response to the growing number of mobile device and smartphone users, Callaway Community Hospital today announced a partnership with iTriage® - a free smartphone app that lets users quickly and conveniently research medical symptoms and find detailed information about nearby healthcare facilities.
iTriage can be accessed from the app stores as a free download for iPhone® and Android® devices, or from 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 Callaway Community Hospital. This leading mobile technology gives residents and visitors in Callaway County and nearby communities immediate, on-the-go access to information about symptoms, diseases and facility information. iTriage also lets users:
· Research medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes and treatment options
· Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
· Find detailed Callaway Community Hospital information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions
“At Callaway Community Hospital, we recognize how important it is for the members of our community to access medical care as quickly and conveniently as possible,” said Allen AufderHeide, CEO, Callaway Community Hospital. “Our partnership with iTriage allows us to provide our patients with the resources and technology to make informed decisions when they require medical care.”
“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 care for a medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, MD, co-founder of iTriage.
About Callaway Community Hospital
Located in Fulton, Callaway Community Hospital operates a 49-bed acute care facility that provides medical and community health care services for residents of Callaway County and surrounding areas. Services include surgical, diagnostic imaging, CT, MRI, respiratory, lab, 24-hour emergency services and obstetrical services. For more information, please visit http://www.cchfulton.com.
About iTriage, LLC
Headquartered in Lakewood, CO and co-founded in 2008 by two emergency physicians, iTriage offers a 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 iTriage, please visit http://www.iTriageHealth.com.