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San Diego, CA, United States, 2011/03/08 - Patients now have immediate, on-the-go access to symptom, disease, medical procedures and provider information with free smartphone application.
Doctor’s Express of San Diego today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a smartphone application that allows consumers to locate vital medical information and local healthcare services on their smartphone. The free application, which is a result of a partnership with Healthagen®, allows Doctors Express urgent care to reach a broader audience in the growing mobile market.
iTriage can be downloaded for the iPhone®, iPod Touch®, or Android™ smartphones or any other Internet-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com/.
With the introduction of this premier level of service Doctors Express – San Diego, located in Santee, joins the growing number of urgent care centers across the country to utilize this nationwide interactive technology that allows consumers to:
• Search medical symptoms;
• Learn about possible causes;
• Find appropriate locations for treatment;
• Access specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation, and turn-by-turn directions to the closest and most appropriate medical facility for their condition.
“Our partnership with iTriage enables us to offer the latest advanced technology to our community, which complements our focus on improving healthcare access and information,” said Paul Arvanitis, owner Doctors Express – San Diego. “By providing detailed information to our patients about our urgent care, we further connect with mobile patients needing timely healthcare information.”
Built by emergency room physicians, iTriage aggregates healthcare information in a structured and actionable way, and closes the information gap between doctors and patients. As the healthcare landscape changes, iTriage continues to provide technology to empower healthcare consumers.
“Urgent care centers that want to stay on top of emerging technologies that enhance patient care are partnering with iTriage to provide easy access to medical information,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO Healthagen, developer of iTriage. “We applaud Doctors Express in San Diego for recognizing the growing Smartphone trend and its capabilities for further connecting doctors and patients.”
About Doctors Express
Providing high-quality, convenient urgent care in San Diego County, Doctors Express (doctorsexpress.com) treats non-life threatening injuries and illnesses and provides a lower-cost treatment alternative compared to visiting a hospital emergency room. With an on-site state-of-the-art lab, X-ray and pharmacy, testing for a vast majority of ailments can be performed while you wait. Patients are normally seen within 20 minutes and usually in and out within about an hour. Open Monday thru Saturday from 8am to 8pm and Sunday 8am to 5pm. For more information please visit the Doctors Express website in San Diego.
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 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.
Doctors Express – San Diego
Paul Arvanitis - P: 800.581.8348 / E: parvanitis[.]doctorsexpress.com.