Des Peres, MO—(February 10, 2011) – Doctors Express in Des Peres announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities across the country reaching out to mobile users by launching the iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen®. To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ smartphones, or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
Deploying the iTriage application allows Doctors Express to increase its presence in the growing mobile market by providing immediate, on-the-go access to a variety of healthcare information. With the introduction of this premier level of service, residents and visitors in Des Peres and nearby communities can use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to do the following:
- Evaluate symptoms
- Learn about the possible causes
- Find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation, and turn-by-turn directions to the closest and most appropriate facility for their condition
“As more consumers rely on their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide them with the technology and resources to make informed medical decisions,” said Robert Graeff, Sales and Marketing Manager, Doctors Express – Des Peres. “Our collaboration with iTriage gives the residents and visitors to our community the tools they need to make quick, informed decisions about when urgent care is most appropriate for an accident or illness.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap that often exists between doctors and patients.
“When urgent care centers put useful medical information in the palm of patients’ hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek affordable care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “Our healthcare system is evolving and it will require patients to be more informed and responsible for their health; using iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their overall healthcare.”
About Doctors Express in Des Peres
Doctors Express in Des Peres provides high-quality, urgent care and offers treatment for injuries and illnesses that can give lower-cost treatment options compared to visiting a hospital emergency room. With an on-site lab, pharmacy and X-ray capability, testing and treatment for a vast majority of ailments can be performed while patients wait. For more information, please visit www.DoctorsExpress.com/DesPeres.
Doctors Express Des Peres Contacts
Robert Graeff, 314.821.1099
Robyn Meyer, PR, 636.795.4934
Marcia Noyes, PR Director, 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.