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Lakewood, CO, United States, 2010/07/06 - Community now has on-the-go access to symptom, disease and medical procedure information, as well as a nationwide directory of the most appropriate level of care.
Today Rochester Immediate Care launched on iTriage® -- a free smartphone application for mobile users developed by Healthagen®. Available for all iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, Palm® and Android™ users, and soon available as a BlackBerry® application, iTriage extends the benefits of medical information to mobile users throughout Northern New York. All other Web-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com/.
With the introduction of this premier level of service for the Rochester area, Immediate Care 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 and find appropriate level of care for their medical condition. In addition, Rochester residents and those in surrounding communities now have mobile access to Immediate Care’s hours of operation and types of services provided when a fast ER alternative is needed.
“Speed and convenience are the driving forces behind urgent care in America. Partnering with iTriage to enhance these aspects of Immediate Care centers helps reinforce our mission to lower healthcare costs by helping people with minor injuries and illness,” said Dr. Greg Daniel, CEO, The Exigence Group, which manages Rochester Immediate Care. “iTriage offers our urgent care centers a way to connect with patients who 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 Rochester Immediate Care to our family of healthcare providers who want to connect with the escalating numbers of smartphone users. The iTriage mobile experience creates brand-engagement opportunities for these medical providers, who are helping to reduce emergency department wait time for more critical patients,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Rochester Immediate Care
Rochester Immediate Care (rochesterimmediatecare.com) is managed by The Exigence Group, a national healthcare management organization headquartered in Amherst, New York. The Exigence Group currently owns and operates urgent care facilities throughout the United States. Creating an environment and experience that exceeds expectations, Immediate Care centers are focused on patient care and providing the fastest ER alternative.
Healthagen (healthagen.com) is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions and gives healthcare treatment facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage is a comprehensive and revolutionary smartphone application that helps consumers evaluate symptoms, find possible causes, learn about medical procedures and search for the most appropriate medical provider. Emergency medicine physicians developed iTriage and co-founded Healthagen – a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO.
Rochester Immediate Care Contact: Nicole Schuman, P: 716.817.2920, E: nschuman[.]theexigencegroup.com.
Healthagen Contact: Marcia Noyes, P: 720.496.2219, E: mnoyes[.]healthagen.net.