Lafayette, LA—(February 1, 2011) – Lourdes After Hours today announced that they are expanding their presence to the mobile community by partnering with iTriage®, the smartphone application developed by Healthagen, LLC. 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.
By deploying the iTriage smartphone app, Lourdes After Hours joins the growing number of medical facilities across the country to utilize this interactive mobile technology that allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about the possible causes, and find locations for treatment. Residents and visitors in Lafayette, Carencro, and surrounding communities now have immediate, on-the-go access to healthcare and facilities information from Lourdes After Hours urgent care centers including hours of operation, types of services offered and turn-by-turn directions.
“With our increasingly mobile society, Lourdes After Hours is proud to respond to leading trends in technology that enable us to provide information to the residents of our community when they need it the most,” said Dr. Laura Rogers, Medical Director, Lourdes After Hours - Lafayette. “iTriage gives patients greater control over their healthcare by providing them with the resources to make quick, informed decisions when minor accidents and illnesses occur.”
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 their 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. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their overall healthcare.”
About Lourdes After Hours
With locations in Lafayette and Carencro, Lourdes After Hours provides quality walk-in care for minor illnesses and injuries. Backed by Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center, Lourdes After Hours urgent care centers provide convenient, cost effective healthcare services. The facilities offer lab and x-ray services, sports physicals, flu shots, as well as treatment for a variety of non-emergency ailments. Both the Lafayette and Carencro locations are open seven days a week. For more information about Lourdes After Hours, visit www.lourdesafterhours.com.
Lourdes After Hours
Taylor Rainey, 225.214.9352 x3052
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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.