Partnership will bring iTriage into 180 new hospitals

By Chris Gullo
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iTriageHealthagen, developer of iOS app iTriage, announced this week that it is partnering with the emergency staffing and management firm Schumacher Group to integrate iTriage into the more than 180 hospitals the group services in 24 states. The partnership coincides with a major version update for the free app.

Designed and developed by two Denver-based ER doctors, iTriage aims to help consumers make better healthcare decisions by providing relevant medical info, transparency around quality, and info and access to local healthcare facilities. The newest version of the app includes over 1,000 medication listings, as well as an updated provider search function. Last February, Healthagen acquired AppointmentCity, a mobile-enabled service that helps consumers more easily book appointments at hospitals, urgent care facilities, physicians’ offices.

“With smartphone adoption predicted to hit 50% this year, mobile technologies are providing a new interactive channel between medical providers and patients," stated Schumacher Group CEO William C. Schumacher in a press release. "We value technologies that can make a difference in patient engagement and have committed to providing these technologies to our hospital clients as a complimentary service.”

Read the full press release after the jump.

Schumacher Group, a leading emergency medicine staffing and management firm, is bringing the mobile technology of iTriage to more than 180 of its hospital clients in 24 states.

As a leader in patient satisfaction tools and resources to emergency departments, Schumacher Group embraces iTriage as an effective way to bring the latest consumer mobile marketing technology to its hospital clients. With the free iTriage mobile healthcare app, potential patients can locate critical medical information that leads them to the closest Schumacher-staffed ER or to other nearby emergency departments.

In today’s press release, Schumacher Group CEO William C. “Kip” Schumacher states “With smartphone adoption predicted to hit 50% this year, mobile technologies are providing a new interactive channel between medical providers and patients. We value technologies that can make a difference in patient engagement and have committed to providing these technologies to our hospital clients as a complimentary service.”

With more consumers turning to their mobile devices to access information, the partnership between Healthagen and Schumacher Group further empowers patients with the resources they need to make informed healthcare decisions at their exact time of need. For hospital emergency rooms, the iTriage mobile platform provides an additional channel to increase awareness of their ER Wait times.

Is your facility using iTriage? Click here to download the free app for your mobile device or visit www.iTriageHealth.com from any Internet-enabled device.