With more patients using their mobile devices to search for medical information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources and technology make informed decisions as to where they will seek treatment
Metairie, LA and Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 08, 2011
East Jefferson General Hospital today announced an expanded presence in the growing mobile market through a partnership with iTriage® – a consumer healthcare application that gives users quick and easy access to medical information. iTriage is available as a free download through app stores for iPhone® and Android® mobile devices, or through any Internet-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
The search for health information is going mobile according to a recent study by Manhattan Research. One in four U.S. adults used their mobile phones in the past year to find healthcare information, an increase of over 50% from the prior year. This growing consumer trend has led East Jefferson General Hospital to reach out to mobile users in the community by providing convenient access to information about its facility, services, and a variety of healthcare information.
iTriage gives residents and visitors in Metairie and Jefferson Parish the resources to learn more about a specific medical condition and through a unique Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway, make informed decisions as to how and where to seek treatment. iTriage lets users:
- Research medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes and treatment options
- Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
- Find detailed East Jefferson General Hospital information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities
“Partnering with iTriage reinforces our mission of providing the members of our community with access to healthcare information in a timely manner,” said Mark J. Peters, President and CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital. “With more patients using their mobile devices to search for medical information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources and technology make informed decisions as to where they will seek treatment.”
About East Jefferson General Hospital
Opening on Valentine's Day, 1971, East Jefferson General Hospital started as a 250-bed facility with almost 250 physicians serving the newly burgeoning suburbs of Jefferson Parish. From the beginning, the hospital was to be a not-for-profit community hospital with a board of directors comprised of representatives from the community's financial, educational, civic, and business community. Today, EJGH stands as a state-of-the-art hospital with more than 420 beds. Still a community hospital with a board comprised of representatives throughout the community, our patients are served by a staff of more than 3,000 team members and more than 650 physicians. For more information, visit http://www.ejgh.org.
About iTriage, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO and co-founded by two emergency medicine 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.