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Abrazo Health Care Partners with iTriage

4/8/2011 1:00:00 AM

ABRAZO HEALTH CARE UTILIZES iTRIAGE PHONE APPLICATION

Free smartphone download for consumers to quickly locate nearby medical facilities

 

PHOENIX (April 8, 2011) – Abrazo Health Care has partnered with national Healthagen® and its free iTriage® smartphone application that gives people on-the-go access to a listing of the nearest medical facilities and emergency centers. Abrazo Health Care is the first health care system in the state to take the lead in partnering with this high-tech, interactive mobile technology company.  

 

The iTriage application can be downloaded for free from any smartphone such as iPhone®, iPod touch®, Android™ and Palm®. With this interactive mobile technology, those in need of health care can conveniently search medical symptoms, find nearby medical facilities for treatment, get access to healthcare provider specialties, recognitions, videos and social media links.

 

“With so many people turning to their mobile phones for information, it only made sense that we partner with an organization to make it one step easier for people to find us when they are in need of medical care,” said Dr. Mark Kestner, chief medical officer, Abrazo Health Care. “The iTriage application is a great tool to help people make quick and informed medical decisions.”

 

The iTriage application was developed by emergency medicine physicians to help close the gap between doctors and patients. It is currently one of the leading free downloadable healthcare applications with more than 1.5 million downloads since the beginning of 2011. Learn more at www.healthagen.com.

 

About Abrazo Health Care

As the second largest health care system in Arizona, Abrazo Health Care’s mission is to help people achieve health for life. The Abrazo system includes five acute care hospitals: Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital, Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix Baptist Hospital and West Valley Hospital; one cardiovascular hospital: Arizona Heart Hospital; one freestanding dedicated cardiovascular outpatient facility: Arizona Heart Institute, and has 1,043 licensed beds. In addition the system consists of two health plans: Phoenix Health Plan, and Abrazo Advantage, serving nine counties in the state; School-Based Health Centers; and Abrazo Medical Group with 84 employed primary care and specialty physicians in 20 Valley locations. Visit www.abrazohealth.com for more information.

 

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