Omaha, NE — (January 8, 2010) - AfterOurs Urgent Care today announced a new partnership with Healthagen to promote its six urgent care centers on iTriage- an acute care decision tool for iPhone, smart phone and Web-based users. West Omaha residents can now gain quick access to AfterOurs expanded hours of urgent care, a marketing video about urgent care services and obtain a pricing menu with payment options, all from mobile devices.
With the introduction of this premier level of service, AfterOurs Urgent Care is one of the first urgent care centers in Nebraska to utilize this interactive technology which empowers consumers to evaluate symptoms, learn about the possible causes, find appropriate locations for treatment, as well as get cost information based on the type of facility.
“This partnership crystallizes AfterOurs’ commitment to helping its patients make good decisions about their care,” stated Christopher Rehm, President of AfterOurs. “We may not always be the right solution for a patient who needs care, but the iTriage application, coupled with our extended hours of availability, is an important resource in finding the right provider quickly.”
Helping patients access the most appropriate level of care is often an overlooked component of the healthcare debate. Mobile technology and “wireless health” holds considerable promise in helping patients take a proactive step in their healthcare and AfterOurs Urgent Care will use the mobile technology of iTriage to help patients get the right care, right now.
“iTriage gives healthcare facilities a way to leverage mobile devices and wireless networks to provide greater access to affordable healthcare. Putting actionable healthcare information into the hands of consumers, along with facility mapping to easily find that care, is the power behind iTriage,” said Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen.
About AfterOurs Urgent Care
AfterOurs Urgent Care is dedicated to providing high quality, low cost, efficient healthcare services when physician offices are closed. Formed in 2005 – AfterOurs operates two clinics in West Omaha, Nebraska; as well as in Denver, Highlands Ranch, Thornton and Westminster, Colorado. Additional AfterOurs clinics will soon be opening in New Jersey, Texas and Iowa.
Healthagen is a developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions and gives healthcare treatment facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage helps consumers evaluate symptoms, lists potential diagnoses and provides access to appropriate treatment locations. The proprietary healthcare search engine integrated into iTriage surpasses any conventional search engine for point of care healthcare decision making. Emergency medicine physicians developed iTriage and co-founded Healthagen – a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO.
iTriage smart phone and desktop version: www.iTriageHealth.com
iTriage Download on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304696939&mt=8
Healthagen and AfterOurs Urgent Care:
Marcia Noyes, PR Manager
(O) 720-496-2219; (C) 303-877-4846