“Physician appointment setting and pre-registration are emerging trends in the healthcare industry. iTriage is leading this trend by empowering the patient with convenient access through mobile devices,” said David Stern, CEO Practice Velocity.
Lakewood, CO (Vocus/PRWEB) March 22, 2011
Healthagen®, developer of the leading mobile consumer healthcare application iTriage®, today announced a partnership with Practice Velocity®, the leader in medical software solutions for the urgent care industry. The partnership will enable iTriage users to make appointments and pre-register for urgent care visits through Practice Velocity’s ZipPass® function.
Integrating this innovative feature into the iTriage application allows patients to register and “get in line” for an urgent care visit using their mobile device, streamlining the wait time and registration process. Practice Velocity’s software management systems, including the popular ZipPass®, help urgent care centers across the country manage every aspect of their clinics.
Approximately 9,000 urgent Care centers exist in the United States, and that number is growing every year. Urgent care centers help preserve emergency departments for truly life-threatening medical conditions.
Hundreds of urgent care centers nationwide use Practice Velocity software for patient registration, EMR and billing services. Patients use Practice Velocity’s unique ZipPass, allowing them to wait at home instead of in the clinic. With this partnership, Practice Velocity will expand their ZipPass capabilities to mobile users.
“Physician appointment setting and pre-registration are emerging trends in the healthcare industry. iTriage is leading this trend by empowering the patient with convenient access through mobile devices,” said David Stern, CEO Practice Velocity. “Since iTriage has both the largest international database of healthcare providers and smart phone users finding healthcare through mobile technology, patients will be able to easily and instantly book urgent care appointments.”
“By partnering with Practice Velocity, the largest practice management system for urgent care, iTriage will be integrating their ZipPass registration and appointment features within our solution. This extension will add tremendous value to consumers who use iTriage for their medical needs, as well as creating access to new patients and generating efficiencies for urgent care center customers. We anticipate quick adoption by physicians, urgent care centers, and other medical providers around the country,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO of Healthagen.
iTriage is available as a free download at the Apple iTunes App Store or at the Android Marketplace. For more information about how to download iTriage, visit http://www.iTriageHealth.com/get-mobile. iTriage is also available for any mobile or desktop browser at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
About Practice Velocity
Practice Velocity empowers physicians practicing in urgent care centers and occupational clinics to gain efficiencies by providing leading-edge medical software solutions, including VelociDoc® EMR and PVM practice management. More than 750 urgent care centers in 48 states utilize Practice Velocity solutions in urgent care and occupational medicine. The ZipPass function developed by Practice Velocity has added convenience and efficiency to urgent care centers and their patients on a nationwide basis. For more information about Practice Velocity, please visit http://www.practicevelocity.com.
Healthagen, a privately held company 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, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, the company's flagship Web and mobile product iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. In addition, hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit http://www.Healthagen.com.