Lourdes launches smartphone app

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CAMDEN – Lourdes Health System has partnered with iTriage, a free consumer healthcare application, to link consumers via a smartphone to medical information and local medical services from virtually anywhere.

iTriage provides mobile device users quick and easy access to medical symptom information, possible causes and treatments, along with GPS-based directions to the closest and most appropriate medical facility for their particular condition. Lourdes iTriage users will be able to find out detailed information about Lourdes Health System services.

U.S. smartphone ownership is at 43 percent and rising.

“Information is available in a structured and actionable way,” says Dr. Alfred Sacchetti, chief of Emergency Medicine at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. “It closes the information gap between doctors and patients.”

iTriage users can access:

— Medical symptoms

— Possible causes and treatment options

— Medication information for treatment of a specific condition

— Detailed information about Lourdes Health System such as services, specialties, hours of operation and facility locations and directions

“When healthcare providers put useful medical information into the palm of their patient’s hands with iTriage, consumers are empowered to make informed decisions about where they will seek care for a medical condition,” says Dr. Peter Hudson, co-founder of iTriage, LLC.

The iTriage application can be accessed free of charge from the app stores for iPhone® or Android® devices, or through any Internet-enabled device at http://www.iTriageHealth.com.