SEBRING, FL (November 8, 2011) — Highlands Regional Medical Center today announced a partnership with iTriage®, a free mobile healthcare application and website that lets users quickly access vital medical information and conveniently find healthcare services. Local residents can access iTriage from any Internet-enabled device at http://www.itriagehealth.com/; Smartphone users can download the free app through the app stores for their iPhone® and Android®mobile devices.
More than ever, consumers are accessing healthcare information online, and the growing trend has led Highlands Regional Medical Center to reach out to its community by providing immediate access to information about its facility, services, and a variety of healthcare information.
Schumacher Group, the nation’s third largest emergency and hospital medicine management firm, has brought iTriage to Highlands Regional Medical Center. This state-of-the art technology gives residents and visitors in Sebring and surrounding communities the resources to learn more about a specific medical condition and find the closest, most appropriate facility for treatment. iTriage also lets users:
· Search medical symptoms
· Learn about possible causes and treatment options
· Obtain medication information for treatment of a specific condition
· Find detailed Highlands Regional MedicalCenter information like services, specialties, hours of operation and turn-by-turn directions.
“As more patients go online to find information, it’s crucial to provide them with the resources and technology to make informed decisions when time is of the essence,” said Robert G. Mahaffey, CEO, Highlands Regional Medical Center.
“As a healthcare resource that aggregates symptom, disease and provider information, iTriage is helping to empower patients with their medical needs,” said Peter Hudson, MD, CEO of iTriage. “We live in a new world that requires patients to be more informed and responsible for their health, and iTriage allows them to play a larger role in their healthcare.