Baton Rouge, LA — (February 3, 2011) – Lake After Hours Urgent Care – Hammond today announced a partnership with Healthagen® on its free iTriage® smartphone medical application. Available for all iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, Palm® and Android™ users, iTriage extends the benefits of medical information to mobile users in Hammond and the surrounding communities. All other Web-enabled devices can access iTriage at www.iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Lake After Hours joins a growing number of medical facilities across the country utilizing this interactive technology that allows consumers to:
- Search medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes
- Find appropriate locations for treatment
- Access Google Health™ personal health records
“Enhancing patient care through advanced technology speaks to Lake After Hours’ mission to provide convenient health care to the communities it serves,” explained Dr. Cheryl Ballard, lead provider at Lake After Hours – Hammond. “What iTriage offers our urgent care is a way to connect with patients when they have an immediate medical need.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage combines healthcare information with a nationwide directory of medical provider resources so that healthcare consumers not only know the most appropriate level of care, but also the closest and most qualified provider for a specific medical condition.
“We welcome Lake After Hours -- Hammond to our family of healthcare providers who want to connect with these smartphone-toting consumers in a way that encourages patient engagement. As more Americans adopt smartphones as their primary communication tool, we look forward to tracking the increase of patient traffic to this forward-thinking urgent care,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Lake After Hours
Lake After Hours is backed by the outstanding reputation and experience of this region’s largest healthcare system, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. Through the use of an experienced medical staff and ten convenient locations, our goal is to get patients into the right level of care, at the right time. For more information on Lake After Hours, please visit www.lakeafterhours.com.
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.
Lake After Hours Contact:
Taylor Rainey, 225-214-9352 x3052
Marcia Noyes, 720-496-2219