Colorado Springs Health Partners’ Urgent Care has created a new app that helps people answer the two most common health questions: “What could be wrong?” and “Where should I go for treatment?”
iTriage is a free app available from app stores for the iPhone and Android phones and hopes to take advantage of the growing number of smartphone users.
The number of people using mobile devices to look for health information has more than doubled in the past year, according to market research firm comScore. Launching the application allows Colorado Springs Health Partners’ urgent care clinics to provide patients with necessary resources.
iTriage allows users to: research medical symptoms, learn about diseases, possible causes and treatment; find urgent care details like services provided, hours and directions.
“More and more people are using their smartphones to manage their health care while on the go,” said Paul Wall, associated director for CSHP Urgent Care. “Our partnership with iTriage allows us to connect with the patients in our community when they have an immediate medical need.”
iTriage is headquartered in Denver, and is a global health care technology company founded in 2008 by two emergency care doctors. The company’s mobile platform and application offers proprietary symptom-to-provider pathway that allows patients to make better health care decisions.