Solid data remains key to driving effective and efficient consumer healthcare action.
Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
Healthagen® will announce a newly integrated government dataset of the nation’s mental health facilities on its iTriage® mobile healthcare platform this morning in the nation’s capitol. Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO of Healthagen, will demonstrate this data integration in the morning plenary session at The Health Data Initiative Forum held at the Natcher Conference Center.
The Forum, which is hosted jointly by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and builds upon last year’s success of The Community Health Data Initiative Forum: Harnessing the Power of Information to Improve Health, will accelerate momentum for the public use of data and innovation to improve health. The Forum includes a number of fast-paced demonstrations of a range of tools and applications developed using health data, as well as a series of discussion sessions and a data and apps exposition. The Forum can be viewed live online at http://www.hhs.gov/live starting at 9:00 am EST. The hashtag to follow on Twitter is #healthapps.
In this morning’s presentation, Dr. Hudson will help government and industry leaders understand how this new health data has been integrated into the iTriage mobile healthcare platform to help expand, improve and empower Americans to make informed healthcare decisions about mental health service providers.
From the initial 2009 launch of iTriage on the iPhone® and later for Android™ devices, Healthagen has welcomed opportunities to work with government leaders to meet the growing mobile healthcare demands of Americans. Today, the company is a leader in healthcare consumer engagement and blazes a new trail with its proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway technology.
“Solid data remains key to driving effective and efficient consumer healthcare action,” Hudson said. “As one of the first technology companies to utilize the massive government data releases, we applaud the efforts of the current administration for its public-private effort to stimulate innovation that will help improve the health of Americans.”
In addition to serving all Americans on any mobile or Web browser at http://www.iTriageHealth.com, iTriage is also available to the growing number of users adopting new, cutting-edge mobile device technology such as iPhone, iPod touch®, iPad®, and Android smart phones and tablets.
About The Health Data Initiative Forum
The Health Data Initiative is a collaborative effort among government and non-government partners. The forum will include a number of fast-paced demonstration that present a range of tools and applications developed using health data, a series of discussion sessions, and a data and apps exposition where participants can interact with featured innovators, learn more about available data, and identify opportunities to expand upon current efforts.
Co-founded in 2008 by two emergency physicians, Healthagen LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO. iTriage, the company’s consumer mobile healthcare platform, offers a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers patients to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What 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 about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit http://www.Healthagen.com.