More Hospitals Adopt ER Check-in Feature with iTriage
Most emergencies are unexpected. Now, smartphone toting patients and their families have an additional resource at their fingertips when an unexpected medical emergency strikes. The substantial growth in smartphone use has led many hospital emergency departments to connect with patients using ER Check-in™ through iTriage®, providing consumers with a fast, convenient way to notify hospitals of a pending ER visit, directly from their smartphone.
ER Check-in gives patients peace of mind during a stressful time and allows ER staff to begin preparing in advance for their medical needs. “ER Check in provides a connection between incoming patients and their providers at a time when stress can be at its highest level and outcomes require rapid and efficient care,” said Peter Hudson, M.D. and co-founder of iTriage.
When patients use iTriage to locate a hospital using the ER Check-in feature, including any of the four Sunrise Health System Hospitals in Las Vegas, they have the option to quickly and easily check-in prior to arrival by filling out specific details like name, phone number, age, symptoms experienced and any other information that will help staff prepare for their arrival including current medications and special needs such as a wheelchair for patient unloading.