After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care Connects Parents to Medical Information with Smartphone App
Tampa Bay parents now have convenient, on-the-go access to symptoms, diseases and pediatric information from After Hours Pediatrics with free iTriage healthcare app.
- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (1888PressRelease) April 19, 2011 - The increase in mobile phone subscriptions and specifically smartphone use has led After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care to expand its presence to the mobile community and provide on-the-go access for a wide variety of healthcare information.
Today, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care became a premier provider on the free iTriage® smartphone application developed by Healthagen®. To access iTriage, consumers can download the free application from the app stores for their iPhone® or Android™ smartphones or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
Deploying the iTriage smartphone app allows After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care to provide detailed information to residents and visitors about its four Tampa Bay locations, allowing mobile users to use the interactive technology to:
• Search medical symptoms
• Learn about possible causes
• Find specific facility information like services provided, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions using GPS capabilities
"As more consumers rely on their smartphones to find information, it's crucial to provide the resources and technology to help parents and caregivers make informed medical decisions when injuries and illnesses occur," said Anthony Todaro, Director of Marketing and Sales, After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care. "Our partnership with iTriage reinforces our commitment to providing quality healthcare information and access to our communities."
"Competition for the U.S. mobile smartphone user is heating up fast, and After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care's decision to partner with iTriage makes sense for this level of care," said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen, developer of iTriage. "We look forward to helping mobile patients find quality medical facilities across the country with iTriage and help empower patients with better access to healthcare information."
About After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care
After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care (www.afterhourspediatrics.com) provides urgent care for children when it is needed most - evenings, weekends and holidays. After Hours Pediatrics supports the doctor-patient relationship by ensuring patients' primary physicians are provided with electronic medical records after each visit. At After Hours Pediatrics, board-certified pediatricians provide treatment for flu, broken bones, cuts, burns, sports injuries and more. Each of its 12 locations throughout Tampa, Orlando and South Florida feature on-site laboratory and x-ray services. No appointment is necessary and most insurance plans are accepted. Offices are open 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and 1 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends and holidays. After Hours Pediatrics was established in Tampa, Florida in 1997, and is a subsidiary of TeamHealth of Knoxville, Tennessee.
Healthagen, 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. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit www.Healthagen.com.
Marcia Noyes, PR Director
mnoyes ( @ ) healthagen dot net
After Hours Pediatrics Urgent Care
Anthony Todaro, Director of Sales & Marketing
Anthony_Todaro ( @ ) afterhourspediatrics dot com