Lakes Urgent Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen® to provide medical and facility information on iTriage® – a free, consumer smartphone application for iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ and Palm® users, and also for all Web-enabled devices at iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, Lakes Urgent Care joins a growing number of medical providers in Michigan and throughout the United States utilizing this interactive mobile technology to provide information about their services, physicians, specialties, hours of operation and directions. The app also allows users to:
• Search medical symptoms
• Learn about possible causes
• Find appropriate locations for treatment
• Access Google Health™ personal health records.
“Lakes Urgent Care’s partnership with iTriage gives our patients the information they need to make fast, informed decisions about their healthcare when they experience non-life threatening illnesses and injuries,” said Sanford Vieder, D.O., Lakes Urgent Care. “By providing detailed information about our urgent care on iTriage, we further connect with the residents and visitors in our community looking for medical information.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers.
“When urgent care centers put useful information into the palm of their patient’s 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 Lakes Urgent Care
Conveniently located in the Lakes Medical Center Complex in West Bloomfield, Lakes Urgent Care (lakesurgentcare.com) is a full service urgent care center staffed by emergency medicine physicians who are able to treat a variety of medical conditions. As a cost effective and time saving alternative to an emergency room, on site capabilities at Lakes Urgent Care include CT scan, X-ray, stat laboratory and IV administration. Lakes Urgent Care is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Healthagen (healthagen.net), 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.