October 28, 2013
Portsmouth Regional Hospital has partnered with iTriage, one of the top health and fitness resources on the market, to help consumers make better healthcare decisions. iTriage gives consumers the knowledge to answer common medical questions and the power to take charge of their health.
Developed by doctors, iTriage combines health information with GPS and mapping to help consumers find care whether at home or on the road. From seasonal colds and mild injuries to more serious medical conditions, iTriage helps consumers:
- Search symptoms and find appropriate care
- Research conditions, procedures & medications
- Find the closest doctors and medical facilities, complete with directions
- Store important medical information in iTriage
Another feature of iTriage is the Emergency Department check-in system called “iNotify”. Patients on their way to the Emergency Department can alert staff prior to their arrival directly from their smartphone or internet device. iNotify is available through the free mobile healthcare app iTriage, and let patients enter symptoms experienced, medication allergies and other information staff may need to know to begin preparing for their arrival.
To use iNotify at Portsmouth Regional Hospital through iTriage:
- Choose “Facility”
- Select “Emergency Department”
- Locate “Portsmouth Regional Hospital”
- Click the “Check-In with iNotify” to fill out the form and submit
iNotify offers patients peace of mind by knowing that the ED is notified of their pending arrival and can use this information to better prepare for their care. All patients are triaged and then treated based on severity. iNotify allows the staff to better prepare for pending arrivals.
Patients experiencing a medical emergency should call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.