New York, NY, August 10, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Manhattan’s Physician Group today announced a strategic alliance with iTriage® – the free consumer health care app that helps users answer the two most common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?”
“Today’s patients want immediate, on-the-go access to health information and medical services,” said Howard Tepper, CEO of Manhattan’s Physician Group. “The mobile technology of iTriage lets us connect with the patients in our communities when they have a need for medical care, and gives them the resources to locate a provider best qualified to treat a specific condition.”
More than 50% of Americans now own a smartphone, according to the latest Nielsen research, and more people than ever before are turning to their mobile devices to search for health care information.
Teaming with the iTriage mobile and web platform lets Manhattan’s Physician Group provide the community with information like services provided, specialties offered and directions to any of their seven Manhattan facilities.
iTriage is available as a free download from app stores, and can also be accessed from any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com. Users of iTriage can also find information on:
· Medical procedures
· Health news and alerts
· A nationwide database of every medical provider in the country
“iTriage gives health care facilities a way to leverage mobile devices and wireless networks to provide better care for patients and puts actionable health care information into the hands of consumers, including facility mapping, so they can easily obtain treatment,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., and co-founder of iTriage.
About Manhattan’s Physician Group
Manhattan’s Physician Group (MPG) is a physician-owned and operated multi-specialty medical group, comprised of over 70 board certified physicians. With seven convenient locations throughout the borough, MPG offers a complete range of services and provides patients with comprehensive and continuous healthcare that is affordable, accountable and accessible. Recently, MPG received Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition at Level 3, the highest level, for its practices in Manhattan from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). For more information, please visit http://www.mpgcares.com.
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a global healthcare technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s market-leading platform and mobile/Web applications offer a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers consumers to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded the free iTriage mobile app on their iPhone and Android devices, and thousands of healthcare providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information, please visit http://about.iTriageHealth.com.