The Problem When a patient develops an acute medical problem, how do they find; The best treatment in their area, At the proper level of care, At the proper provider for their plan?
The SolutionSymptom to Provider Pathway Think manufacturing model meets structured search:
Symptom is the raw material.
Filtering is the process.
Cost effective treatment is final product.
iTriage Mission Statement: Empower patients to make better healthcare decisions through mobile and web technology solutions. Created by two ER Physicians. An acute healthcare decision tool that connects user’s symptoms to the appropriate provider. iTriage empowers consumers to make better healthcare decisions. iTriage enables medical facilities to attract patients in a mobile environment.
How Does iTriage Work? For Consumers iTriage empowers patients to take charge of their healthcare decisions. iTriage provides easy to access information demystifying the healthcare system. For Providers iTriage guides potential patients to their facility. iTriage prescreens patients to be more accurately at the proper level of care. For Payers iTriage points patients to the appropriate level of care and reduces unnecessary ER visits. iTriage allows members to access in-network facilities and physicians in the mobile environment.
Why Does This Matter? Helping healthcare consumers find the right level of medical treatment and the proper facility according to their plan, whenever they need it, could potentially save a health plan millions of dollars per year! iTriage is available to members through multiple technologies: iPhone app Android app Two versions of .mobi browsers Web Widget
What can iTriage do forHealth Plans & Other Payers? iTriage can help attract new members by providing a tool that demystifies the healthcare system. iTriage reduces cost by driving members to appropriate lower cost service providers (medical offices, physicians, nurse advice). iTriage assist members find and select the nearest in-network facilities and providers. iTriage keeps members engaged by delivering actionable healthcare information on smart phone and web platforms. iTriage allows health plans to communicate with members at the point of care using multi-platform mobile smart phone functionality. iTriage delivers the health plan handbook to members’ mobile device.
iTriage – engaging members at the point of decision Reduce Costs: Unnecessary use of the ER accounts for $50BN in costs nationwide. Help members find in-network providers at the time of need, wherever they are. Educate Members: Only 11% of members know about Urgent Care facilities/Medical Offices. Payer marketing efforts have been largely ineffective in changing member behavior.
About Healthagen Healthagen, a privately held company headquartered in Lakewood, CO, is a global developer of healthcare information software that empowers patients to make better decisions. Co-founded by two practicing emergency physicians, Drs. Peter Hudson and Wayne Guerra, the company's flagship Web and mobile product iTriage has been downloaded and used millions of times by healthcare consumers around the globe, generating tens of millions of medical searches and self-assessments. In addition, hundreds of medical providers and thousands of physicians have partnered with iTriage to provide patients with critical information about their facilities and medical practices, making it more efficient for patients to access the healthcare system. For more information about Healthagen and iTriage, please visit www.Healthagen.comand www.iTriageHealth.com. 12