More consumers than ever before are searching the Internet for medical information and using mobile devices to manage their healthcare. A mobile study released last week by comScore found that 90 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones, up from the previous quarter.
Hospitals, urgent care centers and physicians are connecting with patients through the mobile technology of iTriage®, allowing them to quickly and easily take a proactive approach when it comes to making critical healthcare decisions.
The following healthcare providers recently partnered with iTriage to bring detailed information about their facilities and specialties to the patients in their communities:
New England Urgent Care – West Hartford, CT – Patients can access holiday hours, information about facility services, and turn-by-turn directions, all from the palm of their hand.
Greater Mobile Urgent Care – Mobile, AL – Three convenient locations in greater Mobile allow patients to pre-register for their visit directly from their smartphone, alerting urgent care staff of an impending arrival.
St. Peters Bone & Joint Orthopaedic Quick Care – St. Peters, MO – “Sprains, strains and broken bones require immediate medical attention,” said Brandon Larkin, MD, SPBJ’s primary sports medicine specialist. “Our partnership with iTriage provides us with the resources and technology to connect with our patients when unexpected injuries occur and at their exact time of need.”
East Jefferson General Hospital – Metairie, LA – Providing the highest quality care through innovation to the residents of Jefferson Parish, EJGH is a state-of-the-art hospital with more than 420 beds and 650 physicians.
Wuesthoff Health System – Rockledge, FL – Offering patients mobile pre-registration at both the Rockledge and Melbourne Medical Centers helps streamline the intake process by allowing patients to fill out forms prior to arrival, and notify hospital staff in advance of any special medical needs.
Doctors Hospital – Sarasota, FL – Improving the patient experience by posting Average ER wait times as well as offering the “I’m on my way” mobile pre-notification system. “Allowing patients to use the pre-registration feature through iTriage lets our staff prepare in advance for their visit and provide a patient experience that exceeds expectations,” said Robert Meade, CEO.
To learn more about Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway of iTriage, visit http://about.itriagehealth.com.