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Gonzales, LA, United States, 2011/01/10 - Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and provider information with free smartphone application.
St. Elizabeth Hospital today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a free smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local healthcare services on their smartphone. The application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, allows St. Elizabeth Hospital to reach a broader audience in the growing mobile market.
iTriage can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones through app stores. All other Internet-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, St. Elizabeth Hospital joins the growing number of medical facilities throughout Louisiana and across the country utilizing this interactive technology that allows consumers to:
• Search medical symptoms
• Learn about possible causes
• Find appropriate locations for treatment
• Access detailed facility information including specialties offered and hours of operation
• Access Google Health™ personal health record
“At St. Elizabeth Hospital we understand how important it is for the residents and visitors in our community to access medical care and information as quickly as possible,“ says Dee LeJeune, President and CEO, St. Elizabeth Hospital. “Our partnership with iTriage allows us to connect with patients by providing them with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their healthcare when they have an immediate medical need.”
iTriage offers unprecedented convenience for those who need medical information anywhere and at any time, and harnesses the power of mobility and the Internet to improve access and enhance the quality of care.
“The iTriage addition reflects St. Elizabeth Hospital’s ongoing efforts to align its outreach to the changing needs of healthcare consumers in their communities. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with this experienced hospital as more and more Americans adopt smartphones as their frontline communications tool,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., Healthagen CEO, developer of iTriage.
About St. Elizabeth Hospital
Conveniently located in Gonzales, St. Elizabeth Hospital (steh.com) is part of the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, dedicated to providing compassionate quality healthcare to the community. St. Elizabeth offers numerous outpatient and inpatient services and features state-of-the-art technology and surgical equipment. St. Elizabeth Hospital is the recipient of many awards and was recently named a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence.
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.
St. Elizabeth Hospital Contact
Jon Hirsch, P: 225.647.5068 / E: Jon.Hirsch[.]steh.com.