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Harahan, LA, United States, 2010/10/05 - Smartphone users in the Big Easy now have on-the-go access to symptom, disease and provider information with the iTriage healthcare decision tool.
Competition for smartphone users heats up today as Pelican State Outpatient Center announces that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities across the country to launch iTriage, a smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local medical services on their smartphone. The free application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores and is accessible for Palm®, BlackBerry® and any other Internet-enabled devices at iTriageHealth.com/.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, residents and visitors in Harahan and the greater New Orleans area now have immediate on-the-go access to healthcare and facility information from Pelican State Outpatient Center. Consumers can utilize the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes and find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation, and turn-by-turn directions.
“Pelican State Outpatient Center’s priority is to provide immediate, high quality care to our patients,” explained Dr. Michael D. Kotler of Pelican State Outpatient Center. “By partnering with iTriage we are able to provide the residents of our community with all of the resources and information available to make informed decisions about their healthcare when time is of the essence.”
iTriage harnesses the power of mobility and the internet to improve access to healthcare information and assist patients in becoming active participants in their care. With this addition, residents in the Harahan and nearby greater New Orleans area now have on-the-go access to Pelican State Outpatient Center details like contact information, hours of operation, facility capabilities and more.
“Pelican State Outpatient Center’s decision to partner with iTriage speaks directly to their belief in providing cutting edge medical care through advanced technology. At Healthagen, we are leading the way in creating new opportunities for healthcare providers to engage with consumers by using integrated mobile technology and we look forward to working with Pelican State Outpatient Center to increase patient engagement,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage.
About Pelican State Outpatient Center
Pelican State Outpatient Center (pelicanstateoutpatient.com) provides convenient day and night walk-in care for non-threatening illnesses and injuries. Accredited by the Urgent Care Association of America, Pelican State Outpatient also provides complete family and pediatric services as well as diagnostic testing including X-ray, laboratory, EKG and pulmonary function testing. Patients at Pelican State Outpatient are treated by a highly qualified staff and are released back to their Primary Care Physician. Patients requiring specialty care will be referred to the appropriate specialist or to an Emergency Department. Pelican State Outpatient Center is open seven days a week with extended hours and appointments are not necessary.
Healthagen (Healthagen.com), 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.