Covington, LA – (November 4, 2010) – Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to put medical and facility information into the hands of smartphone users with its innovative smartphone app iTriage®. Smartphone users can download iTriage at no cost for their iPhone® iPod Touch®, Palm® or Android™ smartphones through the app stores, or log onto www.iTriageHealth.com from any Internet-enabled device to access healthcare information.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital joins the growing number of medical facilities across the country utilizing this interactive technology, which enables consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about the possible causes and find appropriate locations for treatment.
“The iTriage addition reflects the hospital’s philosophy of personalized care,” explained David Guzan, Jr., Chief Executive Officer at Fairway Medical. “Our partnership with iTriage complements our customer-centric focus by providing the residents of our community all of the resources and information available to make informed decisions about their healthcare whenever and wherever they travel.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage provides the first symptom-to-provider technology that offers consumers quick medical information to make more informed decisions about healthcare treatment. The free app contains information on thousands of symptoms, diseases and medical procedures to give patients actionable information to make more informed healthcare decisions. Additionally, residents located within St. Tammany Parish now have on-the-go access to Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital details like contact information, hours of operation, facility capabilities and more.
“While Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital is redefining the patient hospital experience, Healthagen is broadening the mobile consumer experience. Working in concert on this launch, Fairway Medical and iTriage are providing more positive patient engagement that ultimately adds to a heightened care experience through advanced technology,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital and Urgent Care
Conveniently located in St. Tammany parish, Fairway Medical Surgical hospital offers a wide range of diagnostic and surgical procedures for both children and adults in a patient-focused environment dedicated to a higher level of care. Founded in 2000 as a multi-specialty ambulatory surgical center, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital now has more than 150 physicians on staff that delivers a level of personalized service that redefines the standards of health care. For more information about Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, please visit www.fairwaymedical.com or www.fairwaymedicalurgentcare.com.
Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital Contact:
Mary Englehardt, 985.801.6259
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.