More and more people are using their smartphones to manage their health care while on the go.
Colorado Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 23, 2012
Colorado Springs Health Partners Urgent Care today announced that they are reaching out to the growing number of smartphone users through a partnership with iTriage® – a health care app that helps people answer the two most common medical questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?”
The number of people using mobile devices to look for health information has more than doubled in the past year, according to market research firm comScore. Launching the iTriage application allows CO Springs Health Partners Urgent Care to provide patients in the Pikes Peak region with the resources to quickly and easily make the most informed decision about a medical condition when unexpected illnesses and injuries occur. iTriage also lets users do the following:
- Research medical symptoms
- Learn about diseases, possible causes and treatment options
- Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
- Find CSHP Urgent Care details like services provided, hours and directions
“More and more people are using their smartphones to manage their health care while on the go,” said Paul Wall, MD-Associate Director for CSHP Urgent Care. “Our partnership with iTriage allows us to connect with the patients in our community when they have an immediate medical need.”
iTriage is available as a free download from app stores for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices, and is also accessible from any Internet-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
About Colorado Springs Health Partners Urgent Care
Located at Union and Fillmore in Colorado Springs, CSHP Urgent Care is open to the public 365 days a year, 7 days a week. Experienced providers with electronic health record technology treat immediate medical needs that are not life threatening without the cost and wait of an ER. Pharmacy, lab and radiology services are onsite and it is not necessary to be a CSHP patient to visit the urgent care. CSHP, established in 1946, is the largest physician-owned multi-specialty practice in Colorado, offering primary and specialty care as well as a number of supporting medical services. For more information, visit http://www.cshp.net.
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.