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01-05-2010, 03:08 PM
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital Connecting Smartphone Users to ER Wait Times

Local HCA hospitals keeping patients informed with innovative smartphone application.

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital today announced the use of smartphone technology to promote their hospital facilities. Community residents, as well as visitors to the Emerald Coast, now have immediate access to the hospitals’ ER Wait Times on iTriage® (http://www.itriagehealth.com/) -- a mobile acute care decision tool developed by Healthagen (http://www.healthagen.com/)®.
Healthagen developed the technology that empowers consumers to evaluate symptoms, learn about the possible causes, find appropriate locations for treatment, and get quality information based on the type of facility. Wayne Campbell, CEO at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center stated: “We are glad to take part in this new smartphone technology that allows residents and visitors to our area to have mobile access to this health decision making information.”
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 (http://www.itriagehealth.com/).

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center (http://www.fwbmedicalcenter.com/) and Twin Cities Hospital (http://www.tchhealthcare.com/) are the first hospitals in the Tri-County (Okaloosa, Walton & Santa Rosa) area to list ER Wait Times on the iTriage application. Dave Whalen, CEO at Twin Cities Hospital stated: “The iTriage® (http://www.itriagehealth.com/) smartphone technology provides immediate access to both our hospitals’ ER wait times, important information when minutes count.”
“By adopting this new wave of technology, Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital become known as mobile healthcare solution leaders and also create transparency around their emergency department wait times,” explained Peter Hudson, M.D., CEO, Healthagen.
iPhone is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.
Android is a trademark of Google®
iTriage Resources:
iTriage smartphone and desktop version: www.iTriageHealth.com (http://www.itriagehealth.com/)
iTriage Download for iPhone users: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=304696939&mt=8 (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
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/healthagen (http://www.twitter.com/healthagen)

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Resources:
www.fwbmedicalcenter.com (http://www.fwbmedicalcenter.com/)
Twin Cities Hospital Resources:
www.TCHospital.com (http://www.tchospital.com/)