Houston, TX – (February 15, 2011) – Doctor’s Express of Houston today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local healthcare services on their smartphone. The free application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, allows Doctors Express urgent care to reach a broader audience in the growing mobile market.
iTriage can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores. Palm®, BlackBerry® or any other Internet-enabled devices can access iTriage at www.iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service Doctors Express in Houston joins the growing number of urgent care centers across the country to utilize this nationwide interactive technology allowing consumers to do the following:
- Search medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes
- Find appropriate locations for treatment
Visitors to Houston’s west side and residents in surrounding communities now have immediate access to detailed information about this urgent care facility, including services offered, conditions treated and turn-by-turn directions to Doctors Express based on the user’s GPS location.
“We are proud to offer the latest advanced technology to our community, all of which reinforces our focus on improving healthcare access and information,” explained Kim Miller, Marketing Director for Doctors Express – Houston. “Our partnership with iTriage complements our focus on providing more information about the services we offer and typically what type of medical conditions that urgent care centers treat.”
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.
“Urgent care centers that want to stay on top of emerging technologies that enhance patient care are partnering with iTriage to provide easy access to medical information,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We applaud Doctors Express of Houston for recognizing the growing smartphone trend and its capabilities for further connecting doctors and patients.”
About Doctors Express
Providing high-quality, urgent care, Doctors Express provides treatment for injuries and illnesses that provide a lower-cost treatment alternative compared to visiting a hospital emergency room. With an on-site lab, testing for a vast majority of ailments can be performed while you wait. Open weekdays from 8am to 8pm and on weekends from 8am to 5pm. For more information please visit the Doctors Express website in Houston.
Doctors Express – Houston Contact
Kim Miller, 832.955.9587
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, 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 www.Healthagen.com.