According to a recent survey by Nielson Company, thirty-one percent of mobile consumers in the U. S. now own a smartphone, and that number is expected to grow, leading Gastroenterology Associates to expand its presence to the mobile community by providing immediate, on-the-go access to information about its physicians, offices, and a wide variety of healthcare information.
To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ devices, or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
By deploying the iTriage application, the physicians at Gastroenterology Associates provide patients with detailed information about their backgrounds, capabilities, and areas of specialization. Residents and visitors in Birmingham, Alabaster and surrounding communities can also use the interactive mobile technology of iTriage to do the following:
• Search medical symptoms
• Learn about possible causes
• Access specific facility information such as hours of operation, services provided, and turn-by-turn directions to the closest and most appropriate facility for their condition using GPS capabilities
• Access Google Health™ personal health records
“We are proud to offer the latest advanced technology to our patients, all of which reinforces our commitment to improving healthcare access and information,”
“As a healthcare app that aggregates symptom, disease, procedure and provider information, iTriage is helping to empower consumers with their healthcare needs,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen. “We applaud Gastroenterology Associates for recognizing the growing smartphone trend and its capabilities for further connecting doctors and patients.”
About Gastroenterology Associates, N.A. P.C.
Founded in 1976, Gastroenterology Associates has grown to eleven physicians practicing in three offices in the Birmingham area. All physicians are board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. All physicians treat diseases and disorders of the digestive tract, gallbladder, pancreas and liver. For more information visit http://www.gastrodocs.info.
Co-founded in 2008 by two emergency physicians, Healthagen LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO. iTriage, the company’s consumer mobile healthcare platform, offers a proprietary Symptom-to-Provider™
Mark Johnson, 205.397.1225
Marcia Noyes, 720.496.2219
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iTriage is an acute care decision tool that takes consumers from their symptom to the appropriate medical provider using the latest mobile and on-line technologies.