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Northampton, MA, United States, 2011/02/02 - Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and provider information with free smartphone application.
OnCall Urgent Care today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local healthcare services on their smartphone. The free application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, allows OnCall Urgent Care to reach a broader audience in the growing mobile market.
iTriage can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores. Palm®, BlackBerry® or any other Internet-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service OnCall Urgent Care joins the growing number of urgent care centers across the country to utilize this nationwide interactive technology allowing consumers to do the following:
• Search medical symptoms
• Learn about possible causes
• Find appropriate locations for treatment
Residents and visitors in Northampton and surrounding communities now have immediate access to detailed information about this urgent care facility, including services and specialties offered, conditions treated and turn-by-turn directions to OnCall Urgent Care based on the user’s GPS location.
“Offering iTriage to our community reinforces our goal of improving healthcare access and immediacy of medical information, ” explained Kate Sorensen, Clinic Manager. “Our collaboration with iTriage puts valuable information into our patients hands so that they can make more informed healthcare decisions and know, without a doubt, what conditions urgent care centers can treat.”
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.
“Urgent care centers that want to stay on top of emerging technologies that enhance patient care are partnering with iTriage to provide easy access to medical information, ” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We credit OnCall Urgent Care for their forward thinking in addressing the growing smartphone trend and its capabilities to further doctor/patient connections.”
About OnCall Urgent Care
Locally owned and operated, OnCall Urgent Care (oncallemergencymedicine.com) provides efficient, walk-in care, without the long wait times of a hospital emergency department. Emergency-trained, board-certified physicians and physician’s assistants (PAs) are available to treat any non-life-threatening illness or injury, seven days a week. OnCall Urgent Care is fast becoming the urgent care provider of choice for area businesses and residents. Businesses can inquire about workers compensation programs and families can have walk-in care at any time of the day when a primary care physician is unavailable. For more information please visit the OnCall Urgent Care website in Northampton.
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.
OnCall Urgent Care Contact
Kate Sorensen, P: 413.584.7425 - E: ksorensen[.]oncallemergencymedicine.com.