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Houston, TX, United States, 2011/02/17 - Northwest Houston area residents now have immediate access to symptom, disease and facility information with iTriage.
First Choice ER on Louetta Road announced a new partnership today 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/.
By deploying the iTriage application, First Choice ER - Louetta joins the growing number of medical providers in Texas and throughout the United States utilizing this interactive mobile technology to provide their services, specialties, recognitions and hours of operation. The app also allows users to:
• Search medical symptoms;
• Learn about possible causes;
• Find appropriate locations for treatment;
• Access specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation, and turn-by-turn directions to the closest and most appropriate facility for their condition.
"We recognize that smartphones are becoming an important part of people's lives," said Jason Worley, Chief Operations Officer of First Choice ER. "In a medical emergency you don't always have a computer or a phone book nearby. The iTriage application lets anyone with a smartphone find our freestanding emergency rooms when they need them."
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.
“Competition for the U.S. mobile smartphone user is heating up fast in Texas and First Choice ER’s decision to partner with iTriage makes sense for this level of care, ” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen. “We look forward to helping mobile patients find quality medical facilities across the country with iTriage and help empower patients with better access to healthcare information.”
About First Choice ER - Louetta
First Choice ER (fcer.com) offers a new concept in emergency care with free-standing, fully equipped emergency clinics that take the emergency room out of the hospital and conveniently place it in the community. All First Choice ER physicians are board certified in emergency medicine, and the nurses are emergency trained. The Houston - Louetta location is conveniently open seven days a week from 10am – 10pm to manage all adult and pediatric major and minor emergencies.
Healthagen (Healthagen.com), 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 who saw a need to put more healthcare information into their own patient’s hands, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra developed iTriage to improve the effectiveness of the doctor/patient relationship by helping healthcare consumers gain more knowledge about symptoms, diseases, medical procedures and providers. Healthagen launched its flagship product on March 10, 2009 and is a privately held company.
Kristyn Eldridge, First Choice ER
P: 972-899-6642 / E: Kristyn.Eldridge[.]fcer.com.