Thursday, May 19, 2011
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Hillcrest and Bailey Medical Centers Partner with iTriage to Provide Mobile Users with Healthcare Access
Tulsa, OK– Feeling sick and wonder if you should go to the doctor? Did your child get injured at their sporting event and you need to find the closest Emergency Room to the field? There’s an app for that.
Hillcrest Medical Center and Bailey Medical Center are the first Tulsa-area hospitals to partner with iTriage, a popular smart phone application that allows consumers access to vital medical information and local medical services from the palm of their hand. The free iTriage app is available on all iPhone®, iPod touch®, iPad™, Palm® and Android™ devices. All other Web-enabled devices can access iTriage at iTriageHealth.com.
iTriage allows users to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes and find appropriate and nearby locations for treatment, including contact information, hours of operation, services provided and even turn-by-turn directions based on the user’s GPS location.
iTriage consumers will have access to the latest symptom checker, a full dictionary of medical terms, images and links to appropriate YouTube videos, all designed to help them find the information they need.
“Hillcrest is proud to partner with a tool that allows today’s mobile society to access medical information and locate medical care as quickly and as easily as possible,” said Jason Fahrlander, Hillcrest Medical Center Chief Executive Officer.
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“We hope to improve access to healthcare by harnessing the power of mobile technology,” said Keith Mason, Bailey Medical Center Chief Executive Officer. “Bailey’s partnership with iTriage allows us to provide users with instant access to reliable healthcare information when they need it most.”
Developed by emergency room physicians, the app is currently ranked No. 9 out of iTunes 90,000 health and fitness apps and No. 256 out of the iTunes total 335,000 apps.
For over 90 years, Hillcrest Medical Center has prided itself in establishing an environment of hope, health and healing. Today, the hospital is among Oklahoma’s most widely respected and acclaimed hospitals, offering extraordinary care in many areas including cardiology, orthopedics, burn care and women’s services. To learn more, please visit TodaysHillcrest.com.
Located at 106th and North Garnett, Bailey Medical Center (BMC) is a 73-bed acute care hospital serving Owasso and the surrounding communities. BMC provides a wide range of services, including 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgery, obstetrics, cardiology, orthopedics, medical weight loss, sleep medicine, as well as imaging, laboratory and rehabilitation services. To learn more, please visit BaileyMedicalCenter.com.