Coastal Orthopedics Deploys Smartphone App Giving Patients Greater Access To Medical Information
Mobile users have convenient access to symptoms, diseases and physician information, anytime, anywhere, with the iTriage smartphone app
Online, March 24, 2011 (Newswire.com) - Coastal Orthopedics announced today that they have joined the growing number of medical facilities and physician groups across the country reaching out to mobile users through iTriage® - a smartphone application developed by Healthagen®.
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 Coastal Orthopedics to expand its presence to the mobile community by providing immediate, on-the-go access to its facilities, services 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™ smartphones, or access it through any Web-enabled device at www.iTriageHealth.com.
As a preferred provider on the iTriage application, Coastal Orthopedics provides detailed information about their physicians, capabilities, and areas of specialization. Residents and visitors to Bradenton, Sarasota 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 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 communities, all of which reinforce our commitment to improving healthcare access and information," said Paul Duck, CEO, Coastal Orthopedics. "Our partnership with iTriage complements our focus on providing more information about the services we offer and helps our patients quickly obtain medical information to make informed healthcare decisions."
"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 Coastal Orthopedics for recognizing the growing smartphone trend and its capabilities for further connecting doctors and patients."
About Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management
Coastal Orthopedics has been serving the Sarasota-Bradenton area for over thirty years. In addition to four offices and two surgery centers each servicing Florida's West Coast, Coastal Orthopedics' staff of 16 board-certified and fellowship trained physicians and surgeons provide patients with the very latest in pain and orthopedic treatment technology. The company strives to repair and heal injuries relating to the entire musculoskeletal system. With a world-renowned staff of physicians and surgeons ranging in specialty care in sports medicine, joint replacement, pain management and rehabilitation, patients can be treated for athletic injuries as well as restoration of function and activity through non-surgical, physician-guided strengthening, therapy, medications, injections, and stretching. For more information visit www.coastalorthopedics.com.
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, the company's flagship Web and mobile product 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. In addition, hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have 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.
Coastal Orthopedics & Sports Medicine/Pain Management
Fawn Porter, 407.833.9200
Marcia Noyes, 720.496.2219