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SwedishAmerican Hospital Goes Mobile with iTriage
March 18, 2013
Smartphone app lets residents quickly access medical information and check-in prior to arrival
In response to the growing number of smartphone users, SwedishAmerican Hospital has partnered with iTriage® – a one-stop healthcare app that lets consumers quickly and easily access information about symptoms, diseases and procedures, and even alert hospital staff of an impending arrival.
“At SwedishAmerican Hospital, we recognize the importance of connecting with our patients when they have an immediate medical need,” says Dr. John Underwood, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine. “Launching the ER Check-In feature with iTriage offers a convenience to our patients and allows staff to prepare in advance for their visit.”
Infinity HealthCare, the Midwest region’s premier provider of Emergency Department Management services, has brought iTriage to SwedishAmerican Hospital. An iTriage partnership with Infinity HealthCare was announced earlier this year. As a free resource to the community, iTriage lets users find critical facility information like services provided, specialties, hours and directions. iTriage also lets users do the following:
•Search medical symptoms and conditions
•Learn about possible causes and treatment options
•Get medication refill and appointment reminders added to personal calendars
•Access a nationwide database of every medical provider in the country
“iTriage gives healthcare facilities a way to leverage mobile devices and wireless networks to provide better care for patients, and puts actionable information into the hands of consumers, including facility mapping, so they can easily obtain treatment,” says Peter Hudson, M.D. co-founder of iTriage. “We recognize Infinity HealthCare and SwedishAmerican Hospital for their innovation in adopting mobile solutions that improve healthcare delivery.”
iTriage is available as a free download from app stores for iPhone® and Android™ mobile devices, and is accessible from any Internet-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
About SwedishAmerican Health System
SwedishAmerican is a not-for-profit, locally governed healthcare system, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois. The health system is comprised of two hospitals, 30 clinics, a home health care agency, a foundation, and has an exclusive affiliation with UW Health in northern Illinois.
About iTriage, LLC
iTriage LLC, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a global healthcare technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency medicine physicians. The company’s market-leading platform and mobile/Web 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 on their iPhone and Android devices, and thousands of health care providers use iTriage to reach and communicate critical facility and service information to patients. For more information, please visit http://about.iTriageHealth.com.