Healthcare in Your Hand: The iTriage Story
Created by two emergency room physicians, iTriage developed from the doctor’s need to empower their patients by putting more healthcare information in their hands. By blending information on thousands of symptoms, diseases and medical procedures with a nationwide directory of every hospital, urgent care, retail clinic, pharmacy and physician, iTriage offers the first symptom-to-provider pathway for its users, as well as an unmatched resource of healthcare tools at their fingertips.
First introduced as an iPhone® application in March 2009, iTriage became much more than a simple iPhone app. In fact, one reporter cited iTriage as, “the most promising platform for assisting and enhancing the consumer-oriented healthcare movement.” 1 Given the powerful functionality of smartphones, Healthagen, recognized that this mobile medium would increasingly change the way we communicate, so strategically developed its proprietary software for other mobile devices. iTriage is now available as an Android™ app, and can be accessed from all other Internet-enabled devices at www.iTriageHealth.com.
While delivering vital healthcare information and connecting patients to providers were the primary goals of iTriage, since its introduction, we’ve also learned that its information has also saved lives. Here are just a few of the testimonials that end users have sent to Healthagen about the iTriage product:
“[iTriage] saved my daughter’s life when she broke out with severe hives. I looked up that symptom and anaphylaxis. We rushed her to the E.R. and the doctors said it was good that I acted fast; if not,our little girl would have died. Thank you Triage and keep up the good work.” – The Garcia Family, Oakland, CA
“While out of state at a week-long workshop, I became very ill. Though I knew I needed to see a doctor, I was not at all familiar with the area. Thankfully, iTriage helped me locate an urgent care facility with x-ray capabilities. This was important since I suspected my symptoms could be the result of pneumonia, which I learned from the features of iTriage as well.” – Megan D., Orlando, FL
Start using iTriage today by going to www.iTriageHealth.com or downloading iTriage for your smartphone from the app stores. If you are a healthcare provider, you can learn more about promoting your facility on iTriage. Please contact us today for an iTriage Web demonstration.
1HIMSS Wrap-up – HisTalkMobile.com – March 3, 2010.
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2007 – two emergency room physicians first envision iTriage
2007, Jan. 9 – Apple® introduces iPhone®
2008, Mar. 6 – Apple® announces iPhone® 2.0 Software Beta
2008, Sept. 5 – Healthagen, LLC – developer of iTriage forms
2009, Mar. 10 – Healthagen announces iTriage application for the iPhone
2009, Jun. 29 – Healthagen launches smart phone version of iTriage
2009, Sept. 19 – Healthagen announces web-based iTriage version
2009, Oct. 5 – Healthagen begins pushing out ER Wait Times for select hospitals