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Frisco, TX, United States, 2011/01/04 - Patients have convenient, on-the-go access to symptom, disease and provider information in the palm of their hands with the free iTriage Smartphone app.
Legacy ER, a full service Emergency Room and Urgent Care center in Frisco, announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities across the country reaching out to mobile consumers by launching the iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen®. To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores, or access it through any Web-enabled device at iTriageHealth.com.
By deploying the iTriage application, Legacy ER increases its presence in the growing mobile market by providing immediate, on-the-go access to a variety of healthcare information. With the introduction of this premier level of service, residents and visitors in Frisco and surrounding northeast Dallas communities can use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to:
• Evaluate symptoms;
• Learn about possible causes;
• Find appropriate locations for treatment;
• Get detailed facility information including specialties offered;
• Access turn-by-turn directions to the closest, most appropriate point of care.
“As more and more consumers use their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources and technology to make informed healthcare decisions,” said Jay Woody, M.D., Legacy ER founder. “Legacy ER’s partnership with iTriage provides the residents and visitors in our community with the tools they need to make quick, informed decisions about their medical care when time is of the essence.”
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 medical facilities put useful 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 Legacy ER
Three Dallas based ER physicians, Dr. Jay Woody, Dr. Steve Martz and Dr. Kirk Mahon opened Legacy ER (legacyer.com) to deliver personal and time-efficient emergency and urgent medical care to the community. Featuring leading edge technologies and comfortable amenities, Legacy ER’s staff of board certified emergency room physicians are uniquely qualified to handle any unscheduled minor or major medical needs. Legacy ER is open seven days a week from 9am–9pm.
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 (iTriageHealth.com) to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system.