Prairieville, LA — (February 8, 2011) – Ascension Urgent Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to provide medical and facility information on iTriage® -- a free, consumer smartphone application for iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ and Palm® users, and also for all Web-enabled devices at www.iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Ascension Urgent Care joins a growing number of medical providers in Louisiana and throughout the United States to utilize this interactive mobile technology to provide their services, specialties, recognitions and hours of operation. The app also allows users to:
- Search medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes
- Find appropriate locations for treatment
“By providing detailed information about our urgent care on iTriage, we further connect with smartphone users needing healthcare information,” explained Dr. Glen Neal, owner of Ascension Urgent Care. “We’ve been keenly aware of the growing number of smartphone users and decided to place our information on iTriage due to their broad platform range that gives us touch points with the majority of those users.”
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.
“Competition for the U.S. mobile smartphone user is heating up fast in Louisiana and Ascension Urgent Care’s decision to partner with iTriage makes sense for this level of care,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen. “We look forward to helping mobile patients find great urgent cares across the country with iTriage and help empower patients with better access to healthcare information.”
About Ascension Urgent Care
Ascension Urgent Care emphasizes quality, fast and efficient service, state of the art technology and a welcoming environment for patients. Treating a variety of urgent, non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, Ascension Urgent Care has Board Certified Physicians and advanced technology including Digital X-Ray and Electronic Medical Records System (EMR). As a participating provider for most insurance plans, Ascension Urgent Care can most likely work with your insurance provider to cover some or all of your urgent care treatment at our facility. For more information, please visit www.ascensionurgentcare.com.
Ascension Urgent Care Contact
Taylor Rainey, 225.214.9352 x3052
Marcia Noyes, 720.496-2219
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, the company's flagship Web and mobile product 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. In addition, hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have 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 www.Healthagen.com.