While we celebrate the epitome of health in Olympic athletes, iTriage will focus on the health of spectators traveling to London this summer,
Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 21, 2012
While millions make travel preparations for London in late July, global health care technology company iTriage® today announced that it has optimized its mobile and Web platform for Olympic visitors. During the games, travelers will now have a quick way to locate emergency departments (known as accident and emergency departments or A&Es), urgent care clinics (called minor injury units or MIUs) and retail clinics (known as walk-in centres or WICs).
Tourists around the world have embraced iTriage when sudden illness or injury strikes because it offers a range of medical search features for travelers, including:
- Information on symptoms, diseases and medical procedures
- Medication mapping that ties name brand and OTC medications prescribed for each medical condition
- Mobile connection to personal health records stored in Microsoft HealthVault®
- Turn-by-turn directions to medical providers using GPS technology
The potential for injuries or illness while traveling abroad will be heightened when millions visit London this summer. iTriage helps ease the frustrations encountered in a foreign country when navigating the health care landscape by placing everything needed at one’s fingertips. iTriage has added the following to its database:
- 248 A&Es (located under the term “Emergency Departments” in the application)
- 222 MIUs (located under the term “Urgent Cares” in the application)
- 89 WiCs (located under the term “Retail Clinics” in the application)
- All Olympic venues offering medical services including a map of each facility (located under the term “Urgent Cares” in the application) - searchable within iTriage throughout the Olympic Games
“While we celebrate the epitome of health in Olympic athletes, iTriage will focus on the health of spectators traveling to London this summer,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO and co-founder of iTriage. “If illness or injury occurs, we want to offer all Olympic travelers up-to-date health care facility information to help them make the best health care decisions so they can get back to enjoying the 2012 London Olympic Games.”
Travelers can download iTriage for free on any Apple® or Android™ device or access it online at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a global health care technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s market-leading platform and mobile/website applications offer a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™ pathway that empowers consumers to make better health care 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 through the iTunes® App store or Android™ Market, or used the iTriage website at http://www.itriagehealth.com/. In addition, thousands of health care providers already use the iTriage platform to reach more consumers and increase patient engagement.