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Las Vegas, NV, United States, 2010/11/16 - Residents and visitors in the Las Vegas area now have convenient, on-the-go access to symptom, disease and provider information in the palm of their hands with the free iTriage mobile smartphone application.
Advanced Urgent Care announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities across the country reaching out to mobile users by launching the iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen, LLC. To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ smartphones, or access it through any Web-enabled device at iTriageHealth.com/.
Deploying the iTriage application allows Advanced Urgent Care to increase its presence in the growing mobile market by providing immediate, on-the-go access to a variety of healthcare information. With the introduction of this premier level of service, residents and visitors in Las Vegas, Henderson and nearby communities can use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to evaluate symptoms, learn about the possible causes and find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation, and turn-by-turn directions to the closest and most appropriate facility for their condition.
“As more consumers rely on their smartphones to find information, it’s crucial to provide them with the technology and resources to make informed medical decisions,” explains Bryan Holmes, spokesperson for Advanced Urgent Care. “Our partnership with iTriage gives the residents and visitors in our community the tools they need to make quick, informed decisions when minor accidents and illnesses occur.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap that often exists between doctors and patients.
“When urgent care centers put useful medical information in the palm of their patients hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek affordable care for their medical condition,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their overall healthcare.”
About Advanced Urgent Care
Advanced Urgent Care (advurgentcare.com) is conveniently located in Las Vegas across the street from St. Rose Dominican Hospital’s Siena campus. Knowledgeable providers, state of the art technology, and a range of services are provided on a walk-in basis for minor illnesses and injuries as well as preventative care. Advanced Urgent Care features an on-site laboratory and real time digital x-rays, is open seven days a week and accepts most major insurance providers.
Healthagen (Healthagen.com), 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, iTriage (iTriageHealth.com) has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. Hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have also 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.