With more people turning to their smartphones to search for medical information, it’s critical to provide them with the resources and technology to make informed decisions when a healthcare need arises
Morgan City, LA and Denver, CO (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
Teche Regional Medical Center today announced that they are reaching out to the growing number of smartphone users through a partnership with iTriage® – a one-stop healthcare app that gives users quick and easy access to medical information along with directions to nearby facilities and providers.
According to Nielsen, over 40% of Americans own a smartphone, and the number of people using their mobile devices to access information online is growing daily. iTriage is available as a free download from app stores for iPhone® and Android® devices, or from any Web-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
Schumacher Group, the nation’s third largest emergency and hospital medicine management firm, has brought iTriage to Teche Regional Medical Center. Residents and visitors in St. Mary Parish and nearby communities now have an additional resource when looking for reliable information for an immediate medical need.
iTriage lets users do the following:
- Search medical symptoms
- Learn about possible causes and treatment options
- Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
- Find detailed Teche Regional Medical Center information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions
“With more people turning to their smartphones to search for medical information, it’s critical to provide them with the resources and technology to make informed decisions when a healthcare need arises,” said Butch Frazier, CEO, Teche Regional Medical Center. “Our partnership with iTriage reinforces our mission to provide the members of our community with convenient access to healthcare.“
About Teche Regional Medical Center
Located in St. Mary Parish, Teche Regional Medical Center is a 165-bed hospital staffed and ready to service the community 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Highly skilled professional and technology staff members are always available to assist the physicians in providing a broad range of services for the treatment of patients. For more information, please visit http://www.techeregional.com.
About iTriage, LLC
Headquartered in Denver, CO, iTriage LLC is a global healthcare technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s mobile platform and application, iTriage, 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 be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?” Millions of consumers around the globe have downloaded the free iTriage mobile app on their iPhone and Android 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://about.iTriageHealth.com.