As patients increasingly rely on their smartphones for healthcare information, it's crucial to provide them with the resources to make timely decisions when illnesses and injuries occur.
Mexico, MO / Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 20, 2011
Audrain Medical Center announced today that it is reaching out to the rapidly growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® - a consumer healthcare app that lets users research their symptoms and find medical providers from any location.
According to the latest Nielsen statistics, 40% of Americans now own a smartphone, and the number of people using their mobile devices to access information online is growing daily. iTriage is a free mobile healthcare app that can be downloaded from the app stores for iPhone® and Android® devices and can also be accessed from any Internet-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
Schumacher Group, the nation’s third largest emergency and hospital medicine management firm, has brought iTriage to Audrain Medical Center. This state-of-the art technology gives residents and visitors in Mexico and nearby communities the resources to make informed medical decisions and be directed to the closest facility for their condition. iTriage lets users:
- Research medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes and treatment options
- Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
- Find detailed Audrain Medical Center information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions
“As patients increasingly rely on their smartphones for healthcare information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources to make timely decisions when illnesses and injuries occur,” Kari Wilson, FNP, Vice President/COO.
“When healthcare providers put useful medical information into the palm of their patient’s hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, MD, co-founder of iTriage, LLC. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their healthcare.”
About Audrain Medical Center
Conveniently located in Mexico, Audrain Medical Center has been serving the community and caring for the sick and injured for 93 years. A staff of experienced physicians represents more than twenty different medical specialties. Services include emergency, cardiovascular, cancer and obstetrical care. Audrain Medical Center is the largest employer in Audrain County. For more information, please visit http://www.audrainmedicalcenter.com.
About iTriage, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO and co-founded by two emergency physicians, iTriage offers a unique Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers patients to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What condition could I have?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded iTriage on their mobile devices and thousands of healthcare providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information, please visit http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
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