iTriage’s symptom-to-provider pathway is helping urgent care centers connect with patients at the exact moment a minor medical need arises
Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/30/2011 -- As the growing appetite for smartphones and mobile healthcare increases from one business quarter to the next, the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) plans to capture this interest by partnering with the free mobile healthcare app iTriage®. This strategic partnership will enable thousands of physicians that hold membership in AAUCM and practice Urgent Care Medicine to promote their services to smartphone-toting patients searching for Urgent Care Centers.
With iTriage, consumers can locate vital medical information that leads them on to the closest Urgent Care Center and other providers, making the iTriage symptom-to-provider™ pathway a complete resource for those with minor illnesses and injuries. The iTriage application can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores, or through any other Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
By deploying the iTriage application in this partnership, AAUCM members can put critical details about their Urgent Care Centers to reach patients at the exact point of medical need, thus increasing the visibility of their centers.
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage marries actionable healthcare information with a nationwide provider database that helps patients locate care for any medical condition, including all minor medical needs.
“By staying at the forefront of emerging technologies like iTriage, AAUCM can enhance doctor/patient communications and Urgent Care Center visibility,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “This partnership highlights how two leading organizations can create an alliance to improve healthcare delivery for those with minor acute care needs.”
Healthagen, a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO, is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions. Co-founded by two practicing emergency physicians, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. Hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have also partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit http://www.Healthagen.com.
The American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine (AAUCM) is a national organization which represents thousands of physicians who practice urgent care medicine in various clinical settings throughout the United States. The purpose of the AAUCM is to contribute to the field of urgent care medicine in the areas of professional growth, scientific and medical research, and medical education, all to improve the overall quality of medical care. Our mission is to advance the profession of urgent care medicine by elevating its standards through education, basic and advanced training, and to encourage physicians to seek board certification in urgent care medicine. The AAUCM Urgent Care Center Accreditation (UCCA) Program recognizes outstanding facilities which demonstrate the highest level of commitment to patient care and the practice of Urgent Care Medicine.