“An increase in mobile and online access to information about symptoms, diseases and medical procedures, means that patients are self-educating themselves now, more than ever," explained Healthagen Chief Medical Officer Wayne Guerra, M.D., MBA.
Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) June 7, 2010
Healthagen® today announced the availability of personal health records (PHRs) on its iTriage® mobile app and combines that information with symptom check, medical content and a nationwide healthcare directory – all on a free application for smartphone users.
A recent survey by the California HealthCare Foundation (CHCF) showed that 1 in 14 Americans has used a PHR to take better care of themselves, ask more questions and know more about their health, than when their personal health information was less accessible. As a leading provider of healthcare information and connectivity solutions, Healthagen sees the PHR addition as a benefit to the following people:
- Those with multiple chronic medical conditions
- Individuals who travel domestically and abroad
- Parents tracking medical conditions and immunizations for multiple children
- Those who have immediate and remote care and supervision of elderly family members
Additionally, the survey indicates that PHRs empower patients to take better care of their health. PHR use has doubled since 2008 and although still in its infancy, PHRs hold great promise for healthcare consumers who want on-the-go access to the medications, past illnesses, hospitalization, etc.
“An increase in mobile and online access to information about symptoms, diseases and medical procedures, means that patients are self-educating themselves now, more than ever. Healthagen is enthusiastic about providing mobile accessibility to personal health records and combining that with all the symptom-to-provider information that is found within the iTriage applications,” explained Healthagen Chief Medical Officer Wayne Guerra, M.D., MBA.
From the 2009 launch of the iTriage healthcare application for the iPhone®, Healthagen has capitalized on the growing opportunities to meet the mobile healthcare demands of individuals around the world. With a diversified array of mobile platform availability, Healthagen achieves its iTriage mission of providing comprehensive healthcare information to empower all Americans on applications for iPhone, iPod touch®, iPad™, Android™ smartphones and all other Web-enabled devices at http://www.iTriageHealth.com. iTriage will also soon be available as a BlackBerry® and Palm® application.
Healthagen, 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. For more information about Healthagen, go to http://www.Healthagen.com.