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Average ER Wait Times Available For Smartphones

November 23, 2010

Coliseum Health System & iTriage partner to provide greater patient access to medical & facility information.

Macon, GA – Coliseum Health System is using smartphone technology to give middle Georgia area patients immediate access to its ER Wait Times on iTriage® -- a smartphone medical application developed by Healthagen®. Area Smartphone users can download iTriage from the app store for the iPhone® and from the market for Android™ or access iTriage at www.iTriageHealth.com.

Healthagen developed the technology. By deploying the iTriage smartphone app, Coliseum Health System gives immediate access to detailed information about its hospital, including services offered, specialties, location map, classes, community programs and average ER wait times. With the introduction of this premier level of service, Coliseum Health System joins the growing number of hospitals across the country utilizing this interactive technology that allows consumers to search medical symptoms, learn about possible causes, and find appropriate locations for treatment. In addition, residents of middle Georgia now have a way to access Coliseum Health System hospitals’ average ER wait times from the palm of their hand.

Coliseum Health System facilities and Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin, Georgia are the only hospitals in the area with the iTriage application.

This technology comes on the heels of the recent text messaging application for Emergency Room wait times (you can text “ER” to 23000 for up-to-the-minute wait times).  “iTriage is a great addition to the technology we already have set in place.  Not only can our community see ER wait times, but they can now access our website and other information about our facility on their handheld,” says Allen Golson, CEO, Coliseum Health System.

“By adopting this new wave of technology, Coliseum Health System becomes known as mobile healthcare solution leaders and also creates transparency around their emergency department wait times,” explained Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen.

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Try it out:
iTriage smartphone and desktop version: www.iTriageHealth.com
iTriage Download for iPhone users: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304696939&mt=8
iTriage Download for Android users can be accessed from the Android market

About Coliseum Health System
Owned by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Coliseum Health System is comprised of Coliseum Medical Centers, Coliseum Northside Hospital, and Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health.  The two medical/surgical campuses have a total of 361 beds, plus psychiatric 60 beds. The hospitals feature an expansive range of state-of-the-art services designed to meet the comprehensive medical needs of central Georgia. Both facilities include a 24-hour emergency room, inpatient and outpatient surgery options, rehabilitation programs, and diagnostic services. In addition, Coliseum Health System’s breadth of care options includes specialty facilities such as the Coliseum Heart Institute, an advanced cardiac center offering all services from non-invasive cardiology to open heart surgery, Coliseum Northside Orthopaedic Center, Coliseum Cancer Center, Coliseum Diabetes Management Center, Coliseum Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center, and the Family Ties Birthing Center, which includes a level III neonatal nursery.  The Coliseum Center For Behavioral Health provides treatment to adults with psychiatric and addiction issues, and offers inpatient and outpatient programs, as well as, a specialty program for senior adults. 

About Healthagen
Healthagen is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions and gives healthcare treatment facilities improved access to additional patients. iTriage is a comprehensive and revolutionary smartphone application that helps consumers evaluate symptoms, find possible causes, learn about medical procedures and search for the most appropriate medical provider. Emergency medicine physicians developed
iTriage and co‐founded Healthagen – a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO. For more information, visit www.iTriageHealth.com

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